Stigler Granados announced in Civic Engagement and Leadership Program Cohort

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Paula Stigler Granados, Ph.D.

HOUSTON — Paula Stigler Granados, Ph.D. was announced by COMPASS as one 15 scientists for its Scientist Sentinels: Civic Engagement and Leadership Program recently. Stigler Granados is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health at UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio. She was chosen from a strong pool of applicants based on her experience, perspective, goals for civic engagement and leadership potential.

The goal of this new program is to build a network of empowered, mutually supportive leaders who are working to advance the role of science in society, inspire their peers, and support evidence-based decision making at the local level and beyond.

“We are incredibly excited to work with such a stellar group of scientists who have already demonstrated leadership in communicating science, working with their communities, and engaging with decision makers,” says Amanda Stanley, executive director of COMPASS. “The application process was very competitive, and the volume and caliber of the applicants speaks to the need for this kind of training and support. We’re thrilled to be able to provide this program.”

Stigler Granados will attend a core training event from May 29-June 1 in Seattle, along with 14 other scientists chosen for the program and five science and democracy fellows supported by the Union of Concerned Scientists. They will participate in a retreat on the policy landscape, roll of science in decision-making, leadership, and science communication skills. There will be additional events for the program over the next six months. Read the press release here.