Chisato Fukuda is Operations Associate of Impact Experience. Drawing on her experience with anthropological research, she is dedicated to a human-centered approach to solving the world’s most pressing issues in public health, urban infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. She conducted over 20 months of ethnographic field research and wrote her doctoral dissertation on the social and public health effects of air pollution among low-income urban communities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her research was supported by funders including National Science Foundation, Fulbright Institute for International Education, and Wenner-Gren Foundation. She also developed public health outreach programs in collaboration with the School of Public Health at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, served as a consultant for a documentary film on urban development, and published articles on local perceptions of air pollution-related risks and public health justice movements. Previously, she was a Princeton-in-Asia fellow and environmental governance officer at International Union for Conservation Nature’s (IUCN) Vientiane, Lao PDR office, where she helped design, implement, and manage community health and sustainable development programs. She also worked at National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Washington, D.C., where she supported civic engagement projects in South Asia. Chisato earned her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, and graduated from Bucknell University with a Cultural Anthropology Honors Degree in 2007.

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