Category Archive: Government

Evidence matters.

Navigating an evidence-free zone I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which the 2016 Presidential election changed the currency of evidence, including what counts and the value we place on evidence, particularly scientific evidence. As a person trained in the science of epidemiology, I studied how evidence is… Read More

President Trump’s executive order on refugees

Below is an updated version of a message sent Jan. 30 to the Gillings Community in response to President Trump’s executive order. We also held a reflection session for our students, faculty and staff to provide a no-judgment space for reflection, discussion and solidarity. To the Gillings School community –… Read More

After the election: moving forward

I write today with the recognition that the 2016 presidential election was a transformational event, and that we stand on the precipice of change. With Friday’s inauguration* – whether we’re happy with the outcome or not – the presidential transition will be complete. Personally, I am deeply grateful to President… Read More