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Science/Health Policy


Professionals in science policy work in many different capacities at the interface between science/medicine and public policy. Generally, they fall into two categories, those that infuse public policy with the most current scientific knowledge, and those that develop policy to guide scientific enterprise. Their work can include producing commissioned scientific reports to aid lawmakers in making policy decisions, lobbying politicians on behalf of scientific organizations, and working with regulatory agencies to develop regulations for new technologies. Those in science/health policy work in many places such as government agencies, scientific non-profits, and Congressional offices.

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