SciComm Summer #5: Taylor Scott - Bridging Research and Policy

Opinion Science

Jul 4 2022 • 52 mins


Taylor Scott is an assistant research professor at Penn State, she's the director of research translation in the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative, and she's co-director of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration. In this episode, we talk about the relationship between scientists and policymakers, how to facilitate those interactions, and ultimately what social science research might have to contribute to policy initiatives.

If you're a researcher and you're interested in getting involved with the Research-to-Policy Collaboration, you can enter your information here: https://research2policy.org/participating-researchers/

You can read more about the Research-to-Policy Collaboration model and their empirical work in several journal publications, including papers in PNAS (Crowley et al., 2021), American Psychologist (Crowley et al., 2021), and American Journal of Public Health (Long et al., 2021).

This episode is part of a special podcast series on science communication. You can find more info and episodes here: http://opinionsciencepodcast.com/hot-scicomm-summer/

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