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S. Scott Graham

Scott Graham’s research focuses on exploring the role of communication and persuasion in science-policy decision making. As a part of this research, he is particularly interested in the impact of industry conflicts of interest on pharmaceuticals policy deliberation. Graham is currently working on a book project which explores how different national and multi-national pharmaceuticals regulatory agencies around the world respond to public conflict of interest scandals. This project will provide comparative case-studies of scandal responses by 1) The US Food and Drug Administration, 2) Health Canada’s Therapeutic Products Directorate, 3) The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, 4) The EU’s European Medicines Agency, and 5) The World Health Organization. Finally, the project will also offer a comparative evaluation of new conflict of interest policies enacted in the face of public outcry.