UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Social Science Research Institute at Penn State’s Evidence-to-Impact Podcast returns with its 21st episode, “The Knowledge Mobilization Problem.”
The podcast’s moderator, Michael Donovan, the associate director of the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative, spoke to Taylor Scott co-director of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) and assistant research professor at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center at Penn State, and Alan J. Daly, SOSNetLab (Social Opportunity Space Networking Lab) Chief Executive Dreamer, and professor at the University of California San Diego, about problem of knowledge of mobilization.
The episode also features SOSNetLab’s full team, which includes Mimi Lockton, SOSNETLAB Chief Project Catalyzer, and doctoral candidate at the University of California San Diego; Anita Caduff, SOSNETLAB Chief Swiss Army Knife, and doctoral candidate at the University of California San Diego, and Martin Rehm, SOSNETLAB Chief Data Wrangler, and postdoctoral scholar at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
The group discussed the concept of knowledge mobilization, which focuses on making knowledge, resources or practices that exist in one space and making them accessible to specific audiences. The discussion included talking about the SOSNetLab and the RPC, barriers to this type of research and implementation, and what the future has in store for addressing this problem.
Listen to the full episode here.
The Evidence-to-Impact Podcast focuses on conversations between Penn State researchers from varied disciplines and government partners from across the commonwealth about relevant policy issues like poverty, criminal justice, substance use and healthcare. The discussions aim to bridge the gap between research insights and real-world solutions through the translation of complex evidence and data into real-world implications and impacts.
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