Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Visiting scholar Dominique Brossard.
Visiting scholar Dominique Brossard.

Public Engagement With Science and Its Impact for Public Policy
Dominique Brossard is a professor and Chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a visiting scholar at APPC for the fall 2016 semester. She is also an affiliate of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Brossard’s research agenda focuses on the intersection between science, media and policy with the Science, Media and the Public (SCIMEP) research group, which she co-directs. She is an internationally known expert in public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues, and has served on various committees producing reports for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Abstract: Using the GMO debate as a case study and the recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report on “Genetically Engineering Crops: Experiences and Prospects,” Dominique Brossard will discuss public engagement with science and its impact on public policy. You can find a list of her publications on Google Scholar.

About the Speaker

Dominique Brossard is professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in strategic communication theory and research, with a focus on science and risk communication. Brossard’s research agenda focuses on the intersection between science, media and policy with the Science, Media and the Public (SCIMEP) research group, which she co-directs. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former board member of the International Network of Public Communication of Science and Technology, Brossard is an internationally known expert in public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues. She has served on various committees producing reports for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (including the most recent comprehensive report on genetically engineered crops). Brossard earned her M.S. in plant biotechnology from the Ecole Nationale d’Agronomie de Toulouse and her M.P.S and Ph.D. in communication from Cornell University.