Pallavi Phartiyal

Senior Analyst and Program Manager, Center for Science and Democracy

Pallavi Phartiyal is a senior analyst and the program manager for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Dr. Phartiyal is a molecular biologist by training and works at the nexus of science and policy. She advocates for linking science and technology to society and for science-based decision making in the democratic system.

Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Phartiyal was the project director at the Research Competitiveness Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she worked with research and policy professionals to provide review and guidance for higher education academic institutions and federal agencies. She led panels to advise federal, state and institutional planning for investments in science and technology research, innovation, economic development, education and diversity. She co-authored several technical reports and a book chapter on strategic planning for institutional competitiveness and federal funding of research centers. Previously, she worked at Research!America, a medical research and global health advocacy organization, as a policy fellow to research private and government funding of prevention research.

Dr. Phartiyal holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.S. in agronomy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a B.S. in agriculture from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in India. Dr. Phartiyal has published research articles in scientific journals, reviewed manuscripts and presented her work at international meetings

Pallavi Phartiyal's Selected Publications

Rosenberg, A.A., L.M. Branscomb, V. Eady, P.C. Frumhoff, G.T. Goldman, M. Halpern, K. Kimmell, Y. Kothari, L.D. Kramer, N.F. Lane, J.J. McCarthy, P. Phartiyal, K. Rest, R. Sims, and C. Wexler. 2015. Congress’s attacks on science-based rules. Science 348(6238).

Rosenberg A.A. and P. Phartiyal. 2015. A Year to Act: Sugar Habits Hurt America’s Health. Zester Daily

Steiner A, D. Fox, and P. Phartiyal. 2014. Our Food System needs Reform: Why Food Policy Change starts with You. Food Tank

Rosenberg A.A., M. Halpern, S. Shulman, C. Wexler, and P. Phartiyal. 2013. Reinvigorating the role of science in democracy. PLoS Biol 11(5)

Rosenberg A., P. Phartiyal, G. Goldman, and L. Branscomb. 2014. Exposing Fracking to Sunlight. Issues in Science and Technology 31(1):74-79

Halpern M and P. Phartiyal. 2014. Defending Scientific Integrity and Academic Freedom in the United States. La Vie de la Recherche Scientifique, a journal of the Syndicat National des Chercheurs Scientifiques and Syndicat National de L’enseignement Superieur

Feller I., D. Chubin, E. Derrick, and P. Phartiyal. 2012. The Challenges of Evaluating Multipurpose Cooperative Research Centers [book chapter]. Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: Cooperative Research Centers in Technical Innovation: Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics. Springer 219-246 

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