Stacie M. Propst, Ph.D., Vice President of Science Policy and Outreach, Research!America
Dr. Propst is vice president of science policy and outreach at Research!America, the nation’s leading not-for-profit public education and advocacy organization working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. Research!America is an alliance comprised of 500 organizational members including academic and independent research institutions, hospitals, private industry and business, professional societies, voluntary health associations, philanthropies and foundations.
In her position, Dr. Propst provides leadership and vision in developing and implementing innovative strategies that support Research!America’s mission and strengthens its alliance. She oversees all programmatic activities and communications for policy makers including opinion survey research commissioned by Research!America; federal and state activity having impact on investment in medical, health and scientific research; and advocacy strategies, tools and programs designed to protect and increase the nation’s overall investment in research.
She earned her doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2000 and continued as a postdoctoral fellow until she joined Research!America in 2001.