Pamela Flattau is founder of the PsySiP Project and serves as Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Flattau has over 40 years of professional experience in designing and directing science and technology studies in response to the policy information needs of the US Congress, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation/National Science Board, and the US Department of Justice. Following the receipt of her doctorate in experimental psychology, AAAS and APA selected her as the first psychologist to serve as a Congressional Science Fellow where she worked with the US Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Dr. Flattau subsequently led national/international studies for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, as well as the NSF Science Indicators Unit. She previously served as a member of the NAS US National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science (USNC/IUPsyS), and has participated in OECD meetings on the measurement of social progress in Palermo, Istanbul and Guadalajara as a member of the US delegation. Dr. Flattau holds degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Leeds, UK (BSc [Hons]) and the University of Georgia, USA (MS and PhD) and was named by the University of Georgia Graduate School as one of the Alumni of Distinction in 2014.
Karumuna A. Kaijage is a Task Leader for PsySiP Project on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative. He is an experienced program manager and trained economist with over a decade of work experience in public policy, science and technology policy, non-profit management and international development consulting. Mr. Kaijage has worked as a Program Officer for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS); a Research Consultant for the World Bank; and Education Program Manager for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and has international experience in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Asia and the Pacific. Certified in energy innovation and emerging technologies from Stanford University, Mr. Kaijage received his Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A in Economics from Hobart College. Mr. Kaijage joined the PsySiP Board of Directors for a three-year term in January 2019.
Joanne Stasinoulias Albanes has provided expert research and policy analytic support in the biomedical and behavioral sciences for over 30 years. Most recently, Ms. Albanes served as consultant to the IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC in areas related to scientific workforce development, previously having provided research and logistical support to the National Research Council’s Committee on Vision, the National Academy of Science’s U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science (USNC/IUPsyS), and the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable for the Development of Drugs and Vaccines against AIDS. Ms. Albanes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and launched her career first as a psychological counselor and then as a Media Relations Specialist with the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.