Ryan S.D. Calder ScD, PE

Ryan CalderAssistant Professor of Environmental Health and Policy, and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Ryan’s work develops quantitative models to support decision-making under uncertainty in the context of risks to human health and the environment. His work has focused on supporting decision-making around energy transitions and military land-use, and in forecasting impacts to human health via waterborne contaminants. Ryan is particularly interested in risk and benefit tradeoffs that cross traditional disciplinary frontiers and in engaging stakeholders in quantitative valuations. Ryan has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Concordia University, Canada and a doctorate in environmental health from Harvard University. Outside of academia, Ryan has worked as a consulting engineer in industry and a government analyst.