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Dr. Judith Mitrani-Reiser is an acclaimed expert on studying the impacts of disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis on infrastructure and community. At NIST, she leads a team of multi-disciplinary staff in performing investigations of structural failures that caused significant loss of life or significant potential threat of life. The recommendations and findings from her team play substantial role in improving codes, standards, and practices for building structures. She served as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University for eight years before she joined NIST in the fall of 2016. She also held a joint faculty position from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine Institute. During her time at Hopkins, she was actively involved in several outreach and mentorship programs such as Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA), STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES), and Gateway Sciences Initiative (GSI).