Writing for Policymakers: Policy for Science

Date and Time:
Mon, April 15, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

MH 1401


Writing for Policymakers

Writing for Policymakers: Science for Policy
Amiee Alden, UCSF's director of local and state government relations, and Claire Brindis, Director of Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Founding Director of the Bixby Center, will lead a workshop to teach scientists how to write "one pagers" and white papers to help scientists communicate their research and help policymakers utilize it for evidence-based policy.

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Watch this panel discussion on writing for grant-funding agencies and policymakers. With experts from academia, industry, and government, this seminar will dive into white papers, policy memos, and more, outlining how to concisely convey complex issues and why this style of writing matters for your research and work!

Co-sponsored by the Science Policy Group at UCSF, the Office of Science Policy and Strategy, ASGD, UCSF Government Relations, and Philip R. Lee Institute for Healthy Policy Studies.

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Speaker: Dr. Andrew Bindman

Andy Bindman, MD is a professor of medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, and a core faculty member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in health policy informed by his many years as primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and through several roles he has played within the federal government. He was a health policy fellow on the staff of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee where he contributed to the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He worked for several years to implement the ACA as a senior adviser within the US Department of Health and Human Services and as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He currently serves as the co-editor in chief of the journal, Health Services Research. Dr. Bindman was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

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