Division of Science Policy

The Division of Science Policy is the ASPE lead on public health and biomedical science issues and initiatives, including programmatic and policy areas that involve complex or rapidly evolving science and technology. The Division provides technical assistance on regulatory impact analysis development to HHS agencies and offices. The Division is responsible for policy coordination; long-range planning; legislative development; economic, program, and regulatory analysis; and evaluation focused on the HHS science agencies – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Examples of issue areas include

  • Prevention of obesity and chronic diseases
  • Public health and medical emergency preparedness
  • Biomedical research policy
  • Scientific integrity
  • Drug safety and availability
  • Food safety
  • Biomedical innovation
  • Emerging and healthcare associated infectious diseases
  • Environmental health