Every year the APC & PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC) is invited to sponsor a session at the PAA meeting to highlight the organization’s interests in timely, policy relevant topics. Given President Biden’s interest in promoting enhanced opportunities for underrepresented populations, GPAC partnered with the PAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to sponsor a session at the 2022 annual meeting, “Implications for Population Research of Federal Efforts to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
The session featured presentations by four senior officials from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The speakers addressed major initiatives that their agencies are pursuing to improve equitable data practices and policies across Federal statistical agencies; encourage more research applications from underrepresented populations and institutions; diversity the federal workforce; and, address social determinants of health. Three of the speakers’ slides are posted below. The fourth speaker, Dr. Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Director of Evidence and Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, submitted a video, which can be viewed at the below link.
- Kellina Craig-Henderson, Deputy Assistant Director, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Directorate, National Science Foundation, View Slides
- Marie Bernard, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health, View Slides
- Nathan Stinson, Director, Community Health and Population Science, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, View Slides
- Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Director of Evidence and Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, View Video
The GPAC and DEI Committees will continue to work together to ensure PAA’s interests regarding diversity, equity and inclusion are communicated to the Federal government and to encourage PAA members to share their views regarding what is needed to enhance opportunities for all members of the population research community.