Former Executive Director
A special honor to acknowledge the dedicated, energetic, and committed leadership of the FABBS and FABBS Foundation past Executive Director.
Paula R. Skedsvold, JD PhD
Paula Skedsvold has always had a passion for developing policies to better serve people and society. For most of her career, she has worked to bridge the worlds of science and policy, using science to inform health, social, and education policies and improving policies related to the conduct of science.
For over ten years, Paula served as Executive Director and science advocate for the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), formerly the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. In this capacity, she worked on behalf of twenty-three scientific societies to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior before Congress, federal agencies, and the public. She strived to ensure funding for the field, policies that support research, and a greater appreciation for the many contributions of our sciences. At FABBS, Paula also led numerous scientific societies in encouraging investigator-friendly policies related to the registration and reporting of basic science at the National Institutes of Health.
Over her career thus far, Paula has held a number of positions that supportedLearn More..