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For many, the term "science policy" sounds almost like an oxymoron -- an unnatural pairing of two different disciplines. Others may be aware of the marriage between 'science' and 'policy,' but don't necessarily understand how that relationship functions. Throughout graduate school, I knew I had an interest in science policy but didn’t know exactly what that meant or what role I could play in the field. The turning point for me came after my postdoctoral work, when I took part in a science and technology policy fellowship through the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), a fellowship that gives scientists the opportunity to work as legislative aides and consultants in the California State legislature. Of all the bills that were drafted and analyzed during my fellowship year, one bill stands out to me as the most fitting example of science policy. It’s a high-profile bill that would go on [...]
Lessons Learned from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health & Society Scholar Program What does it take to train population health scientists? This new approach [...]
An interview with primatologist Jenny Tung This week, IAPHS member Kristin Harper interviewed primatologist Jenny Tung of Duke University about her recent article “Social status [...]
Have an exciting new paper that deserves a lot of press? Does the thought of talking to reporters tie your stomach in knots? As a [...]
Congress debates what to do about the Affordable Care Act Although one of the Republican Party’s main goals for years has been to repeal the [...]
The crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned our attention to a problem that we would have preferred to believe was behind us: lead poisoning. This incident [...]
This is the third in a series of blogs featuring speakers from the Health Disparities Symposium at the New York University School of Medicine, held [...]
This is the second in a series of blogs featuring speakers from the Health Disparities Symposium at the New York University School of Medicine, held [...]
This is the first in a series of blogs featuring speakers from the Health Disparities Symposium at New York University School of Medicine, held in [...]
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics & Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD) recently put out a call for proposals challenging researchers to investigate possible causes for the declining health of the U.S. population.
I am honored to have been asked to kick off the new IAPHS Forum with some reflections on population health and blogging. Some of you [...]
I am deeply honored to serve as the inaugural president for the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). The purpose of IAPHS is to [...]
The IAPHS Forum aspires to be more than a website or a blog; it aspires to be a place where we all can write, and [...]