How Scientists and Politicans Can Improve Health Policy Decisions - Clara Soh

In Chapter 2 of 10 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag host Erik Michielsen, health economist and comparative effectiveness researcher Clara Soh Williams shares how the late Yale biology professor Alvin Novick impacted her career. Novick, who taught biology at Yale for 48 years, teaches Williams the political implications behind scientific research and policy making. In Novick's "AIDS in Society" class, Soh learns how science is anything but colorblind. By teaching scientists, politicians, and policy makers about each other's motivations and priorities, Soh learns how to increase epidemic response mobilization effectiveness. Soh holds an MPA in Public Health Finance from New York University and a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Read more about Professor Novick's career here.