Postdoc NYU School of Medicine, USA
Tarlise (Tarlie) Townsend is a postdoctoral researcher at the NYU School of Medicine. She is interested in intersections of health, policy, and behavioral science. Her research has focused on risk and uncertainty communication in the context of climate change and health. In her doctoral work, Tarlie will study how medical decisions made in the doctor’s office affect the broader U.S. health system, and how incorporating behavioral science into the design of health policies and programs, both domestically and abroad, can boost their impact.
- from fall 2016: PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA
- 2015 - present: Master in Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA
- 2014 - present: Consultant and Invited Speaker, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- 2013 - 2014: Research Fellow, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies, Ministry of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
- 2012 - 2013: Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Germany
- 2012: B.S. in neuroscience and B.A. in Germanic Studies, Indiana University - Bloomington, USA
Townsend, T.(2015). Communicating climate uncertainty; helping students become smart information consumers. Webinar presented as part of NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project.
Townsend, T. (2015). Communicating uncertainty in climate and weather forecasts.NOAA Central LibraryBrown Bag Seminar, Washington, D.C.
Townsend, T., Nguyen, Q.A., Lede E. (2015). Communicating climate uncertainty: impacts on climate beliefs and scientific credibility in Vietnam. National Institute of Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies Report(pp. 1-9). Hanoi, Vietnam: Author.
Townsend, T., Lede, E., Nguyen, Q.A. (2015). The impact of climate risk communication on knowledge and protection motivation: a case study from rural Vietnam. National Institute of Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies Report (pp. 1-26). Hanoi, Vietnam: Author.
Townsend, T., Nguyen, Q.A., Lede, E. (2015). Gender-related differences in climate change knowledge and protection motivation. National Institute of Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies Report (pp. 1-64). Hanoi, Vietnam: Author.
Selected honors and awards
2015: Distinguished Alumna, Herman B Wells Scholars Program: Recognition of one early-career former Wells Scholar
2013-2014: Henry R. Luce Scholarship: Nationally competitive fellowship providing full stipend, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 individuals
2012-2013: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship: Grant supporting a year of research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development