Dr. Johannes Urpelainen is the Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins Kreiger School of Advanced International Studies, as well as, the Founder Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. He is an author of books and peer-reviewed literature on energy policy, environmental governance, and global governance. He also aims to equip the next generation of leaders, through classes where instills in them analytical skills, as well as best practices in impactful international policy work. Dr. Urpelainen said that "We can always do more research on what is an optimal policy or an efficient policy or something like that, but in practice, policymakers face concrete decisions in a certain environment." Listen to the full podcast to learn more about translating research into effective policy! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org/podcast and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at PHUscicomm.