Dr. Smith goes to Washington: Challenges of disseminating research to policy makers. Keith Humphreys, Ph.D. Director, VA Program Evaluation and Resource Center Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine. Four inter-related challenges of making a policy impact.
Keith Humphreys, Ph.D.
Director, VA Program Evaluation and Resource Center
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
In every system of morality, which I have hitherto met with, I am surpriz'd to find, that instead of the usual copulations of propositions, is, and is not, I meet with a proposition that is connected with an ought, or an ought not. This change is imperceptible; but is however, of the last consequence. For as this ought, or ought not, expresses some new relation or affirmation, 'tis necessary that a reason should be given; for what seems altogether inconceivable, how this new relation can be a deduction from others, which are entirely different from it.
U.S. Psych ProfsU.S. adults
2001 Median Income $70k $33k
Post-graduate degree 100% 9%
Usually vote Republican 5% 40%
Believe in God <20% 96%
Reg Religious Services <10% 40%
“I am a liberal” 37% 10%
Person of Color 7% 27%
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