On behalf of the Janus Analytics team, I would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find essays written by researchers, activists, and policy strategists interested in innovative ideas and a sustainable system of policy and practice. Although every post may not reflect the company’s non-partisan position, each contributor is an expert in his or her field. For the next several months, we will be adding pieces on national security, the environment, public health, economic development, and women’s issues – just to name a few. We have asked contributors to think about issues in the context of the upcoming 2016 presidential election. More specifically, our experts were asked to:
- Define the policy problem/issue
- Describe the relevant sides of the debate
- And, based on their expertise, explain the best course of action
It is our goal to showcase the amazing work our colleagues are conducting, demonstrate the reach of our network, and contribute to the larger political conversation. Both logic and research is clear – regardless of the policy issue, those in charge of making decisions are in a difficult position – they must weigh the available alternatives, the beliefs surrounding the outcome, and the value placed on those outcomes. Through solid research and evidentiary support, we are in a position to create more certainty around these tough decisions and mitigate some of the unintended consequences of those choices.
We hope that you find our posts informative and timely, and that you come back often as we add content to the blog.
Emily Carroll is the President and Co-Founder of Janus Analytics, LLC. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, her Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Akron (Ohio), and her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Dr. Carroll is committed to social justice issues and uses the skills acquired through education and experience to inform policy and practice.