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Research Areas

Duke scholars in science policy seek to study and influence how science can affect decision-making and policy, and likewise, how policy affects science and scientific research.

Faculty across Duke explore how policy can promote technological innovation; when new scientific advances can and should affect decision-making; how biological data, biological definitions, and behavior heritability influence policy; and the very role of science in our democratic society.


Representative Courses

  • The Modern Regulatory State
  • Information, Policy, and Ethics
  • Influential Scientists and Policy Leaders in Science Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Policy Choice as Value Conflict, Ethics and Policy-Making

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