The city's lame response shows, yet again, why we need more cooperation among local governments.
Mar 28, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Stuart Olmsted is director of operations for research and analysis and a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. He works on science and technology policy issues in education and health. Olmsted's recent research includes measuring laboratory capacity to respond to bioterrorism attacks and pandemic influenza outbreaks, assessing the capacity of public health laboratories in resource-limited settings, and evaluating the U.S. military's serum repository. Prior to joining RAND, he taught high school math and chemistry in Baltimore City and was an officer in the U.S. Navy for five years.
Olmsted received his Ph.D. in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Magee-Women's Research Institute.
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