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Stuart Buck

As a Vice President at Arnold Ventures, Stuart funded renowned work showing that scientific research is often irreproducible. His grantmaking was featured in Wired, the Economist, the New York Times, and the Atlanticamong many others.


He has: 

  • Advised the GAO on how to improve federally funded research.
  • Reviewed research grants on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • Consulted HHS to design a conference on reproducibility.
  • Advised the John Oliver show on an episode about scientific reproducibility.
  • Given advice to DARPA, IARPA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team on rigorous research processes. 
  • Published in top journals (such as ScienceNature, and BMJ) on how to make research more accurate. 

He has been a reviewer for ScienceBioinformatics, and BMJ, and served for several years on the executive committee of the Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center.

He has a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas; a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia.