Angela Sharpe is the Deputy Director for the Consortium of Social Science Associations, where she is responsible for lobbying Members of Congress and their staff on health and behavior research and representing COSSA to executive branch agencies, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services. She runs two coalitions out of the COSSA office: The Coalition to Promote Research (CPR), which has functioned to promote peer-reviewed research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the Coalition For the Advancement of Health Through Behavioral and Social Science Research (CAHT-BSSR), which works with NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research to infuse health and behavior issues throughout NIH. Angela also leads the Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science (CEDS), organizations dedicated to increasing the diversity of individuals involved in the scientific enterprise. Angela joined the COSSA staff in 1995. Previously, she served as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Carrie P. Meek (D-FL) and to the late Rep. R. Lawrence Coughlin (R-PA). Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Angela worked for the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She earned her Master’s in Government from The Johns Hopkins University. She has a B.S. in industrial relations and a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We will hear more in Policy Talk from Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) member, Angela Sharpe, in her Google Hangout discussion on “The Politics of Science.”