Tongtan "Bert" Chantarat
Tongtan Chantarat, M.P.H. is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Public Health. His research focuses on the impact of structural racism on health outcomes, particularly among US workers, using traditional epidemiological methods as well as agent-based modeling (ABM). Funded by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, his dissertation examines linkages between inequities in the labor markets (e.g., educational inequity, racial biased hiring), social stratification, and racial inequity in hypertension among healthcare workers. Prior to matriculation at UMN, he served as a senior research analyst at The New York Academy of Medicine where he assisted public health organizations to evaluate policies/programs aiming to improve the health of marginalized communities in the New York City area. Mr. Chantarat received his Master of Public Health in epidemiology from Columbia University. He is also certified as a lactation counselor.