Patricia Stapleton (she/her) is a comparative political science and public policy scholar at RAND. Her research interests include emerging technologies, risk assessment and communication, food security, and public health. In particular, Stapleton's academic work has focused on the regulation of biotechnology in food production and assisted reproductive technologies - with recent attention to CRISPR and human germline editing. She uses qualitative methods and an historical institutionalist approach to examine the factors impacting the development of risk regulation (i.e., timing, political and institutional contexts, and public opinion). More recently, her work has engaged with questions in food security, particularly in the context of climate change. Stapleton holds a PhD and MPhil in political science from the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as an MA in French literature from Rutgers University.
Patricia Stapleton and Daniel Skinner, "Cross-Border Reproductive Care: Two Lenses in Political Science," World Medical & Health Policy, 10(4), 2018
Patricia Stapleton, "From Mad Cows to GMOs: The Side Effects of Modernization," European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7(3), 2016
Patricia Stapleton and Daniel Skinner, "The Affordable Care Act and assisted reproductive technology use," Politics and the Life Sciences, 34(2), 2015
Patricia Stapleton and Andrew Byers, eds. , Biopolitics and Utopia: An Interdisciplinary Reader, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015