Carnegie Mellon University

Anna Maria Berta

Research Project Manager

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Alison Butler

Research Assistant

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Alison received her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Economics from the Ohio State University in 2016. Shortly afterwards, she began studying as an MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests involve health psychology, health risk perception, risk tradeoffs in clinical decision-making, and applications of behavioral economics in medicine. She is working with the Dynamic Decision-Making lab on a project examining how people think about end-of-life scenarios and form preferences surrounding end-of-life care.

Jeffrey Flagg

Research Associate II

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Jeffrey obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include information sharing, online privacy concerns, newcomers to groups, and social exclusion. He has previously managed the Privacy Economics Experiments (PEEX) Lab based at the Heinz College, and is now supporting the management of the DDMLab in its daily operation and development.

Mandy Lanyon

Research Associate II

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Don Morrison

Senior Research Programmer

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Don received his S.B. in Physics from M.I.T., and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He works on software supporting researchers in the DDMLab and the Psychology Department's FMS Group. He previously worked in the HCII, and before that a variety of software companies. Outside of work, Don is obsessed with change ringing, an obscure art form that arose in Renaissance England and combines music, sport, and group theory.

Stephanie Rifai

Predoctoral Research Specialist

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Ben Schenck

Senior Research Associate

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Walter Veit

Research Fellow

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Walter Veit received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth. Shortly afterwards, he undertook an MA in Philosophy of the Biological and cognitive Sciences at the University of Bristol. In 2020 he will start a PhD in philosophy of science at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Peter Godfrey-Smith and Paul Griffiths. He is currently working with Simon Dedeo as a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Laboratory for Social Minds at the Department of Social and Decision Sciences. His research interests involve evolution (both biological and cultural), cognitive science, theoretical biology, economic methodology, bioethics, and the philosophy of science. He is currently working on the metascience of consciousness.