Ketra Schmitt holds a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She teaches courses on risk analysis and the impacts of technology on society. Dr. Schmitt’s research involves quantitative risk analysis and decision making with particular focus on regulatory change and economic impacts of policies involving human health and environmental problems. Through the Systems Risk Laboratory Dr. Schmitt explores technical-social systems related to drinking water contaminants, disease outbreaks and terrorism. Dr. Schmitt is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Engineering and Society as well as the Director of the Individualized Program (INDI).