Expert Expresses the Importance of Shaping Policy through Science

By Johanna Arias |

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Dr. Julianne McCall, Co-Director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, breaks down the importance of evidence-based policymaking.


Dr. Julianne McCall discusses health policy and their work within their role with public policy student, Kevin Karami. “We need to do better with connecting scientists to our communities,” said Dr. McCall on the urgency of tackling misinformation with evidence-based policymaking. McCall illustrates to our listeners that in our ever-changing world, we must continue to shape and refine our policies to combat our world’s most pressing challenges with data and science to further motivate our solutions. 

Listen to the episode here.


Launched in 2020, the UCR School of Public Policy podcast series explores current public policy issues with guests from throughout the policy world. Episodes are accessible via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. More information is also available through the UCR School of Public Policy podcast page.

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