Benjamin Trump, PhD
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Research Social Scientist
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Dr. Benjamin D. Trump is a Research Social Scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Dr. Trump’s work focuses on decision making and governance of activities under significant uncertainty, such as emerging and enabling technologies (synthetic biology, nanotechnology) and developing organizational, infrastructural, social, and informational resilience against systemic threats to complex interconnected systems. From March 2020 – March 2022, Dr. Trump led ERDC’s engineering and public health research and communication for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This includes a detail as a Strategic Planner for FEMA and ASPR Region I, as well as support for USACE, EUCOM, AFRICOM, INDOPACOM, the Center for Disease Control, the White House COVID Response Team, and many others. 
Dr. Trump was also a contributing author of the International Risk Governance Council’s Guidelines for the Governance of Systemic Risks, as well as their 2nd Volume of the Resource Guide on Resilience. Co-authored with Dr. Igor Linkov, Dr. Trump’s book The Science and Practice of Resilience (2019) includes a detailed discussion of the methodological, philosophical, and governance-related work behind the concept of resilience. His follow-up book with Dr. Myriam Merad, Expertise Under Scrutiny (2020), addresses the challenges facing decision makers regarding how to construct and implement scientifically formed and institutionally valid decisions within an environment of heightened uncertainty and public criticism. Dr. Trump received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy in 2016.