Dr. Ryan Davison is currently a Manager of Advocacy at the American Chemical Society where he advocates for legislation that supports the chemical industry. Dr. Davison manages advocacy and policy development on priority issues including manufacturing, tax and trade, intellectual property, patents, biomedical research, innovation and competitiveness, agency funding, and appropriations. Most of his time is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers and their staff, attending Congressional hearings and mark-ups, and monitoring bills relevant to the chemical enterprise.
Ryan possesses a distinct background of policy and science experience. Before joining the ACS he worked as a policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences, served as Biosecurity Analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, was a post-doctoral Fellow at Georgetown University, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He holds and Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and is in a unique position to be able to personally highlight the importance of innovation and research to members of Congress and their staff.