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Senior Research Analyst, Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy
Jessica Avery has more than a decade of experience conducting research and analysis on science, technology, and innovation policy topics. She specializes in policy development and analysis, science communications, and scientific program support and evaluation.
During her tenure at SRI, Avery’s responsibilities have included the development of science and innovation indicators; evaluation of innovation strategies, policies, and programs; stakeholder interviews; and workshop facilitation and synthesis. She has filled a variety of roles for federal (National Science Foundation), regional (New York, Nebraska, Pennsylvania), and international (UAE, European Commission, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia) clients.
Prior to joining SRI, Avery worked in the Office of Science Policy (OSP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, she was responsible for researching, analyzing, and synthesizing science policy materials for NIH leadership on a variety of topics, including translational medicine, dual use research of concern, scientific collections, the value of biomedical research, and substance use, abuse, and addiction research. While in OSP, she coordinated and provided technical support for several high profile meetings held by the NIH Office of the Director. Avery also supported the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as an exhibitor at national conferences and has significant experience in publication development for OSP, NIDA, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Avery holds a B.S. degree from Duke University in biology.