Natalie Herbert is a doctoral candidate researching science communication at the Annenberg School. Her research evaluates how disagreement among scientific researchers produces unintended spillover effects in the public, including a diminished acceptance of consensus scientific recommendations. This research focuses particularly on e-cigarettes (with TCORS), modified risk tobacco products, and so-called qualified health claims in nutrition.
Past research with the Network Dynamics Group studied digital media and social networks for influencing behaviors, norms, and intergroup equality. This research relied on game theory, agent-based modeling, and online experiments with human subjects.
Herbert received her B.A. in Political Science with a focus on game theory and statistical modeling from UCLA and her M.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Joshua Becker, Natalie Herbert, and Damon Centola. Penn Online Learning Initiative Development Grant for “Network Dynamics and Social Behavior” ($17,000), May 2016.
- Natalie Herbert. Wharton Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship for Research on Human Decision Processes and Risk Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania ($3,000 direct). “Is inequality inescapable? Modeling and experimental studies on structural inequality,” April 2016.
- Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, Advances in Mathematical Sociology session, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August 2016.
- Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL, June 24-26 2016.
- Member, 5th Annual Graduate Student Symposium Organizing Committee, Spring 2017
- Co-founder, Mixed Methods at Annenberg, Fall 2016-
- Roxburough High School Media Studies Program, Spring 2016-
- Treasurer, Annenberg Grad Council, Fall 2015-Fall 2016
- Co-founder, Computational Social Science Reading Group, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Natalie Herbert is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication.