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Steve Newell

Project Director, AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues


Dr. Steve Newell is a project director at the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center). Prior to joining AAAS, he was a Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer at the American Psychological Association, where he promoted evidence-based policy and federal investments in science.

Steve was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow from 2015 to 2016 with the office of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from 2016 to 2017. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a masters in Medical Science, with a concentration in Health Outcomes and Policy, and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida.