Tongtan "Bert" Chantarat


Tongtan “Bert” Chantarat is a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota. As a multidisciplinary quantitative scholar, he seeks to understand the mechanisms that produce and reinforce racial health inequities and how to disrupt them. His current research focuses on operationalizing and measuring structural racism and developing modeling approaches to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of seemingly non-health policies on population health. His work was supported by NIOSH, HRSA, and Minnesota Population Center. He currently serves on the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science blog editorial board and was a member of the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group advisory committee. Dr. Chantarat earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2021 and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2009.