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Taylor Scott

Associate Director, Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Biography & Projects

Taylor Bishop Scott is a Research Assistant Professor in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, and the Associate Director of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC). Taylor obtained a doctorate in community psychology from the Health Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include broad-based promotion of well-being and success among at-risk children via community-based programs and public policy. Her research aims to understand ways to support policymakers’ use of research evidence.

Since 2015, Taylor has worked to develop and evaluate the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC), a replicable model that aims to support policymakers’ use of research by preparing and mobilizing researchers’ response to current policy priorities and opportunities. Taylor guides RPC implementation activities that aim to facilitate researcher-congressional partnerships around child and family policy issues. She is also a co-investigator of the evaluation that aims to understand the mechanisms that support interpersonal connections and collaboration between researchers and policymakers, as this connection is a key component of the conceptual framework of the RPC. Furthermore, Taylor also leads a team of postdoctoral scholars and research fellows who support RPC activities, as well as other studies, investigating how research is used in legislation or how to strengthen online research dissemination efforts.

Current Projects

Recent Publications

Translating prevention research for evidence-based policymaking: Results from the Research-to-Policy Collaboration pilot

Crowley, D. M., Scott, T., & Fishbein, D. (2017). Translating prevention research for evidence-based policymaking: Results from the Research-to-Policy Collaboration pilot. Prevention Science, 19(2), 260–270. PMCID: PMC5803346

Bringing rigor to the use of evidence in policymaking: Translating early evidence

Crowley, D. M., & Scott, T. (2017). Bringing rigor to the use of evidence in policymaking:  Translating early evidence. Public Administration Review, 77(5), 650–655. https://doi.org/10.1111.puar.1...