History and Legacy of Eugenics and Health Disparities


Dr. Preston Reynolds joined us last week to talk about “UVA’s History and Legacy of Eugenics” as the first part of SPI’s seminar series concerning the Past Present and Future of Racial Inequity in Science-Based Policy.

SPI-DAC: ACP Efforts


Check out the report from our SPI-DAC environmental group on endangered species impacted by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

Statement in Support of Black Lives


The Science Policy Initiative at UVA joins our voices with millions in sorrow and anger at the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee and thousands of other Black Americans who have died as victims of police brutality.

SPI Covid19 Response


As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, UVA scientists are continuing to band together to help. No matter your research area, you can demonstrate your commitment to mitigating this crisis by donating to the Scientists at UVA Fund.


SPI Direct Advocacy Committee Completes First Project


The SPI-DAC environmental group finished our first project in October, 2019!! The final product is titled “Scientific Support for the Regulation of PFAS and 1,4-dioxane,” and was distributed to the offices of the Southern Environmental Law Center throughout the southeast. Take a look at the final product here!