Caryn L. Anderson

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Research Projects

veteransaffairs
Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture, Knowledge Sharing, and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal

iSchool faculty members Catherine Blake and Michael Twidale are working as expert advisors to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Information Resource Center (VIReC) on a project to analyze the socio-technical aspects of VA’s HSRData-L Listserv. VIReC is a VA Health Service Research & Development Service (HSR&D) resource center that supports VA researchers in need of information about data resources specific to their research.

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I focus on improving the usability of scientific research relevant to foreign policy in conflict and post-conflict environments by synthesizing evidence from text. Theory and methods for translating scientific information into evidence-based policy and practice change are also relevant. My service with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan from 2009-2013 convinced me that making relevant social science research more consumable and usable might contribute to more effective policy-making and implementation on the ground.