Why to Balance Field Work and Lab Research in a Science Career - Clara Soh

In Chapter 6 of 10 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag host Erik Michielsen, health economist and comparative effectiveness researcher Clara Soh Williams details how field work and lab - or bench - research offer complementary experiences in building a science career. Soh shares the practical and variable challenges from field research across projects doing hurricane disaster relief and West Africa public health restructuring. These experience teaches Soh to develop more practical implementations and interventions. More scientific bench research provides Williams an idea of what is realistic project expectations and timelines.  Soh holds an MPA in Public Health Finance from New York University and a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.