The Appropriate Use of Science in Public Policy

October 27, 2010
Presentation and discussion, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
American Association for the Advancement of Science Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.


The federal government relies on scientific studies to craft regulations intended to protect the health and safety of American workers, the general public, and our environment. But amid charges of ideology-driven agendas and politicization of science, already-tenuous public faith in the regulatory process can easily be lost. What can be done to improve the process, to ensure that the widest possible range of knowledge and expertise is utilized, that conflicts of interest and inappropriate influence are minimized, and that science is used appropriately to help inform public policy? This event will explore ways to make the regulatory process more open, consistent, and credible to all stakeholders.




Paul Almeida Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO Bio │ Email

Josh Trapani, moderator Association of American Universities Bio │ Email

Susan Wood Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Human Services Bio │ Email

Michael Holsapple Health and Environmental Sciences Institute Bio │ Email

Carol Henry George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services And Consultant Bio │ Email

Jennifer Sass Natural Resources Defense Council And George Washington University Bio │ Email


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