About the Blog // The Policy Brief

Despite the wealth of policy studies being produced by researchers across the country, our political discourse and policymaking processes often seem to exist in a fact-free zone where research is trotted out only when it supports pre-existing assumptions. The Policy Brief aims to inject more evidence into our public conversation on key issues by bringing new, innovative policy research to a broader audience. The Policy Brief focuses on domestic social and economic policy: social issues like education, housing, social services, healthcare, and criminal justice, and economic issues like taxes, the budget, and fiscal policy.

About the Author // Diana Brazzell

Diana Brazzell graduated from Brown University with a degree in public policy and in religious studies. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as a researcher in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC. For a sampling of some of the policy research she conducted while at Urban, see her publications. Brazzell left Urban in 2009 to travel and work as a freelance writer and researcher. In June 2011 she launched The Policy Brief as a platform for providing research-based, data-driven analysis of political and policy issues.

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