Megan McHugh, Ph.D.,
is a research assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School
of Medicine, with a research and teaching focus on federal health policy. She
is a fellow with NU Public Voices through The OpEd Project.
At their best, federal advisory committees offer an efficient way for policymakers to obtain expert guidance on policy issues. But, in the wake of Grubergate, there’s room for improvement.