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Dominic Balog-Way

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Post Doctoral Associate

460 Mann Library

Research Focus

Dr. Dominic Balog-Way is a social scientist working at the interface between risk communication, risk management and policymaking. He specializes in technological risk issues, especially those associated with pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food safety, and the environment. His recent work has focused on evidence-informed policymaking; transparency and big data in risk regulation; risk perception and decision-making; and risk-risk tradeoffs.

Dominic has led international policy-oriented research in a variety of risk-related contexts and policy domains. He presents frequently across North America and Europe at government authorities, international societies and academic institutions. He is Past-Chair of the Risk Policy & Law speciality group at the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), co-organiser of the annual Ditchley Group meetings on improving benefit-risk communication, and an affiliated researcher at the King’s Centre for Risk Management (KCRM), King’s College London. He is also a member of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), Drug Information Association (DIA), and Cornell Risk Communication Research Group.

Dominic holds a BA in Geography (First Class), MSc in Risk Analysis (Distinction) and PhD in Geography (Science) from King’s College London. His PhD examined the impact and effectiveness of government transparency policies, with an emphasis on the global pharmaceutical sector and the European Medicines Agency. Before coming to Cornell, Dominic also completed a post-doctorate at King’s exploring how regulators in 32 high-income OECD countries use big data to monitor and regulate hospital healthcare quality.