Tomoko Steen Video Interview
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Dr. Tomoko Steen is a tenured Senior Research Specialist at a leading government academic agency and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown’s Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Steen has taken on a broad range of scientific research projects: on theoretical population genetics, on the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant strains, and currently on the biological effects of radiation using gut microbiomics. She also worked on humanities topics such as on the comparative history and policy of women in science, on an intellectual political history of Japan in Asia, on comparative health policies and biomedical ethics, and on the sociology of scientific knowledge and controversies.
Dr. Tomoko Steen discusses the differences between the perception of radiation in the Japan and the U.S. as well as the social and health effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.