Dr. Dorothy Koveal was a Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from 2013 to 2015.
As a Hellman Fellow, she worked closely with the Committee on New Models for U.S. Science and Technology Policy to produce the 2014 American Academy report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream. Restoring the Foundation presents recommendations for securing American leadership through sustainable federal investments in basic research and ensuring that the American people receive the maximum benefit from those investments. Dr. Koveal also assisted with the September 2013 American Academy study on Public Trust in Vaccines and the resulting report, Public Trust in Vaccines: Defining a Research Agenda. The study examines what research is needed to better understand how public perceptions of childhood vaccines are formed and lays the groundwork for a research agenda to inform evidence-based strategies for effective communication about childhood vaccination.
Dr. Koveal received a B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology from Rice University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry (MCB) from Brown University in 2013.