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Catherine Steffel

Catherine Steffel was a PhD student contributor from November 2018 to August 2020.

Catherine did a PhD in the medical physics programme at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research used ultrasound imaging and signal processing techniques to characterize atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid arteries that may cause a stroke. She is interested in problems at the intersection of physics, medicine, science communication and policy.

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