Strategic science for eating disorders research and policy impact.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Scientific research often fails to have relevance and impact because scientists do not engage policy makers and influencers in the process of identifying information needs and generating high priority questions. To address this scholarship-policy gap, we have developed a model of Strategic Science. This research approach involves working with policy makers and influencers to craft research questions that will answer important and timely policy-related questions. The goal is to create tighter links between research and policy and ensure findings are communicated efficiently to change agents best positioned to apply the research to policy debates. In this article, we lay out a model for Strategic Science and describe how this approach may help advance policy research and action for eating disorders.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roberto, CA; Brownell, KD

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 312 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 28170107

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5378607

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-108X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-3478

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/eat.22678


  • eng