ERG postdoctoral researcher Alasdair Cohen (Ph.D. ’16) is featured in Thriving Earth Exchange on his collaboration with government health researchers to better understand water treatment methods in rural China. Cohen’s work led to a formal collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention to work on joint initiatives related to water, health and the environment.
“There is a lot of great research that gets conducted without a readily available channel from research to policy,” said Cohen. “In this case we’re fortunate that if we find that the electric kettles are clearly beneficial, our CCDC colleagues and other government agencies are in a position to implement a program that promotes their use.”
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