About the Risk Analysis Division (RAD)

The Risk Analysis Division (RAD) considers health policies such as food, nutrition, tobacco and e-cigarettes, pharmaceutical and environmental issues, from a free-market and science-based perspective.

Public health groups in the U.S. and around the world tend to be dominated by a view that we always need more regulation and the private sector is usually the enemy. RAD believes that policy-makers often don’t consider the unintended consequences of heavy-handed regulations and how private sector innovation, when regulated with the appropriate light-touch, can improve our lives.

RAD’s deep analysis of today’s most complex health policy matters challenges the stale thinking of the dominantly left-leaning public health policy industry.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.