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Helping Congress get the most from research

Feb 17, 2021

In a new study, Penn State researchers demonstrated that facilitating researcher-policymaker interactions in rapid response processes can influence both how legislators think about policy issues and how they draft legislation. Penn State professors Max Crowley, associate professor of human…

New funding to test impact of research communication strategies on policymakers

Jul 17, 2020

Penn State’s Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) is responding to legislators’ needs for social and behavioral research related to the coronavirus pandemic, with support from the William T. Grant Foundation. Housed under the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC), a unit of Penn State’s Social…

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on bridging research and policy

Jul 7, 2020

Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on bridging the gap between research and policy, focusing on the many intersections between existing social issues and COVID-19 that require policymakers’ attention. Since the beginning of the outbreak,…

Congressional roundtable addresses domestic issues during COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020

Domestic violence prevention during the coronavirus pandemic was the topic of a recent congressional virtual roundtable Penn State’s Research-to-Policy Collaborative (RPC) participated in. For the roundtable, the RPC connected one of their Rapid Response Network researchers, Apryl Alexander,…

COVID-19 and RPC: Connecting Policymakers and Researchers for Children and Families

Apr 3, 2020

The Research to Policy Collaboration is actively collecting and disseminating research-informed solutions and resources on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on children and families to federal staff and legislators. You can visit our COVID page and review the first issue of our weekly…

Research-to-Policy Collaboration awarded funding through the Coronavirus Research Seed Fund

Mar 30, 2020

In response to the expanding COVID-19 crisis, Penn State’s research community launched an initiative called the Coronavirus Research Seed Fund (CRSF) to “support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human health with respect to the disease (COVID-19) and the causal virus…

Crowley and Scott to speak at American Youth Policy Forum

Mar 19, 2019

Penn State’s Max Crowley and Taylor Scott, along with Emily Douglas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will be presenting on the Research-to-Policy Collaboration Model at the American Youth Policy Forum taking place March 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Washington D.C. At the forum, “Evidence-Based Policy:…

Sharing your research expertise with policymakers

Feb 18, 2019

Please consider joining the Rapid Response Network for the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC), which involves preparing and engaging researchers around policy efforts related to their expertise because doing so is thought to support policymakers' use of research evidence. We are identifying…

Scott and Crowley author latest “Why Social Science?”

Jan 30, 2019

Explaining how social science can improve government efficiency via government policy, Penn State’s Taylor Scott, research assistant professor with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, and Max Crowley, assistant professor in human development and family studies, co-authored this…

New behavioral intervention aims to improve research-to-policy translation

Sep 21, 2018

Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of the Penn State Administrative Data Accelerator, has received a $500,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation to evaluate the impact of behavioral intervention for increasing collaboration between…

Improving the Use of Research Evidence in Policy: A Workshop for Faculty

Aug 5, 2018

Date: August 15th from 1:30-3:30pm Location: 116 Biobehavioral Health Building (Zoom option is also available, see registration for details) Please Register here *Registration is required; Kindly register no later than Friday, August 10th Scientists rarely receive formal training on ways to engage…