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Policy Engagement Research versus Advocacy


Policy Engagement Research versus Advocacy

October 28, 2022 | 1:00pm
Bypass 333

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FPG Policy Division

FPG’s Policy Division is excited to announce an upcoming special presentation featuring Taylor Scott, Assistant Research Professor at Penn State and Co-Director of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration.

Scott is a community psychologist who directs activities that broker connections between researchers and legislative offices. For more than a decade, she has worked closely with lawmakers to use research evidence in the real world, primarily focused on child-serving systems including mental health, child welfare, public housing, and education. She consults on various strategies for bridging research and policy and leads scholarly research that sheds light on the best practices for research translation, science communication, and facilitating productive interactions between researchers and policymakers.

Scott’s talk on Policy Engagement Research versus Advocacy will provide background and guidance for investigators who are interested in methods to effectively communicate science to policymakers, and within the constraints often posed by universities and the federal government. This seminar is highly relevant to those who would like to explore ways to move their research to the next step in the translational process.

This event will be held via Zoom and in-person at the FPG Child Development Institute.