Regina Shih
Published January 11, 2018
Updated April 16, 2021

Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she led the Climate Change and Health Group at RAND. Her research areas are aging policy, environmental health and behavioral health.

Shih has led environmental health projects to develop a toolkit to improve older adults’ resilience to climate change, to identify chemical exposures following climate change-related storms and flooding, and to estimate the health effects of lead exposure and ambient air pollution. She is developing a national database of demographic, social, economic, and physical characteristics of neighborhoods and testing how they influence cognitive aging and dementia risk

Expertise: Environmental health, dementia, aging, long-term care, substance abuse, neighborhoods and health, epidemiology

Location: Washington, D.C.


Phone: (310) 451-6913

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