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Transdisciplinary Research, Transformational Learning and Transformative Science

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

Featuring Jeanne Fair, PhD

Members of WVU, local nonprofits, government agencies and community stakeholders are invited to WVU’s first transdisciplinary research colloquia, held over a series of virtual lectures in spring 2021.

Transdisciplinary research is a form of research that transcends disciplinary boundaries. One way it accomplishes this is by incorporating community based or other participatory approaches to research into its framework. Transdisciplinary research actively seeks to integrate non-academic partners as equal members of a project or team. No one academic discipline has the breadth, scope and knowledge to confront large or “wicked” social problems alone. But WVU researchers learning together with non-academic partners in government, industry, nonprofits and beyond can introduce new ideas, make sustainable change and develop innovative and holistic approaches to all forms of social inequity.

Register for the event.

About the Speaker

Jeanne Fair
Jeanne Fair is a scientist and deputy group leader for biosecurity and public health at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a focus in epidemiology and animal disease ecology. Fair is the principal investigator for a 23-year research project on the effects of environmental stress on avian populations and infectious diseases. In 2009, Fair was a lead analyst for the Department of Homeland Security’s modeling of the H1N1 influenza pandemic at Nation’s Critical Infrastructure. From 2013-2016 she was on assignment as a science program manager with the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency working with Central Asia and the Middle East.