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The JAMA Forum
October 10, 2017

Science and the Trump Administration

Author Affiliations
  • 1Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
JAMA. 2017;318(14):1312-1313. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14813

In its first 6 months, the Trump administration has sent a few different signals to the scientific community. On one hand, President Trump has proposed major budget cuts to scientific funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health. On the other, the administration has announced some promising initiatives, such as the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) effort to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels.

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