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Christine Baglin, JD

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Co-Principal Investigator, Analytics Working Group Chair, and Policy Working Group Member for the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation

Ms. Baglin conducts social science research, policy analysis, and program development and governance for emerging topics involving diverse subject matter and multiple disciplines.  Her focus areas include Resilience, Public Health, and Transportation. 

For the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (TRB), she serves as a Member of the Standing Committee on Critical Infrastructure Protection for which she is Secretary.  As a member she has contributed to multiple activities, including the following:  providing peer review of papers for the TRB journal of record; drafting Research Needs Statements; forming a new Standing Committee on Systems, Enterprise, and Cyber Resilience; organizing, moderating, and and/or presenting in multiple webinars on transportation topics; and conducting extensive outreach for a Common Interest Group on human trafficking and the transportation sector.  She has served as an expert on six project panels at TRB and as principal investigator and author for three TRB studies on emerging transportation topics, including 1) ACRP Synthesis 33: Airport Climate Adaptation and Resilience, 2) NCHRP Synthesis 20-05 Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation SystemsState DOT Contributions to the Study, 3) NCHHRP 20-121 Investigation and Interdiction of Human Trafficking.  

Ms. Baglin provides subject matter and research management expertise to a research team in the United Kingdom examining public health interventions to mitigate infectious disease transmission.  She has led multiple management consulting engagements producing studies, program development, interdisciplinary teams, and/or organizational change management for, e.g., the US Environmental Protection Agency (2017 – 2019), the Executive Office of the US Attorney, US Department of Justice (2015-2016).  She also served as senior policy staff in a Cabinet agency and as a full committee counsel and legislative director in the US Senate.  She holds JD and MPH from Boston University and a BA from Wellesley College.

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