Patrick Bodilly Kane

Research Scientist: Planning and Policy

Patrick Bodilly Kane, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist on The Water Institute’s Planning and Policy team, and focuses on robust decision-making, risk perception, and policy development. Dr. Kane’s research has examined how people think about climate change, risk perception, and how people use these perceptions to make decisions in their lives. Dr. Kane’s research includes examining the ways the environment shapes people’s behavior and how people understand quantitative descriptions of uncertainty. Dr. Kane did his post-doctoral research in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University where he studied perceptions of uncertainty in clinical research and development. Most recently, Dr. Kane worked on research looking at how randomness in COVID-19 spreads could impact pandemic risk perception.