Ellen Peters, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Ellen Peters is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine (by courtesy), and Professor of Marketing & Logistics at the Fisher College of Business (by courtesy) at The Ohio State University. She conducts basic and applied research in judgment and decision making. She has worked extensively with the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Food and Drug Administration to advance the science of human decision making as it applies to health and health policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the Society of Experimental Psychology. She was the first American to receive the Jane Beattie Scientific Recognition Award, and she has been awarded an NIH Merit Award as well as the Ohio State's Huber Faculty Fellow Award. Her research has been funded continuously since 1999 by federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. In her research, Dr. Peters focuses on understanding the basic building blocks of human judgment and decision making. She is particularly interested in how affective, intuitive, and deliberative processes help people to make decisions in an increasingly complex world. She studies decision making as an interaction of characteristics of the decision situation and characteristics of the individual.

Ellen Peters is a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University, where she is also Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative.

Peters's Network

  • Health Communication
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center