December 10, 2020

ICRE Alum Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti Wins 2020 Kuno Award

Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and an alum (‘20) of the Clinical and Translational Science Scholars Program, recently won the 2020 Kuno Award for applied science. The Kuno Award is given by the S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting talented artists and scientists involved in work for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

The Kuno Award is accompanied by a $100,000 prize and is given biennially to support women social innovators who are using scientific research and principles to address a 21st century problem. The award supports the translation of scientific research to a practical, real-world solution for those aiming to achieve broad social impact.

Dr. Krishnamurti’s research employs various methods to assist people, including vulnerable populations, in making more informed choices. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, she analyzes decision-making behaviors to design risk communications and technology-based interventions. Her current focus is on improving maternal health. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Hillman Foundation, ICON, Plc., and USAID. Her work is disseminated broadly in peer-reviewed journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, Applied Energy, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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