Carnegie Mellon University

Nichole Argo

Nichole Argo

Research Scientist, Engineering and Public Policy, Social and Decision Sciences

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

I study the influence of social and emotional factors in how people make decisions, and have particular interest in decision making during times of disorder, mortality salience, or unrest. Examples include: decision making regarding palliative care, medication adherence for HIV positive populations, flood and disaster preparation, ethnic conflict and war-time behaviors, and post-conflict or disaster communications.



Thomas Deetjen

Thomas Deetjen

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Thomas joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 after finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas. He works as a post-doctoral researcher with ProfessoInês Azevedo studying the interactions between cities and the electric grid with an emphasis on clean power. Thomas' research interests include systems modeling, optimization, urban energy systems, and energy policy.

Barry  Dewitt

Barry Dewitt

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Barry has a B. Arts & Sci in mathematics from McMaster University (Canada), and an M. Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in Engineering & Public Policy in 2017. He works with Janel Hanmer (University of Pittsburgh) on the PROMIS-Preference (PROPr) scoring system, a measurement tool that allows researchers and analysts to quantify preferences for health. With Baruch Fischhoff, Alex Davis, Stephen Broomell, and Janel Hanmer, Barry also works on fundamental problems of preference measurement, such as quantifying the effects of data exclusion practices on subsequent analyses. In addition, with Baruch Fischhoff, Alex Davis, and Stephen Broomell, he has worked on applying methods from mathematical psychology to study risk perception of natural hazards. 

Brock Glasgo

Brock Glasgo

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

My research currently focuses on understanding how technological interventions, behavioral interventions, and effective policies can improve energy efficiency across economic sectors and deliver sustainable energy services affordably and equitably in Pennsylvania and nationwide. I also currently serve as the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Sustainable, Equitable, Efficient Energy Services (SEEES).

Nyla Khan

Nyla Khan

Research Assistant, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

I am researching residential energy use and energy efficiency measures in Pennsylvania. My research interests include energy systems, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation. I completed my master's in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. Prior to my master's, I worked as a consultant supporting the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Karen Kietzke

Karen Kietzke

Address
5113 Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hong Shen

Hong Shen

Research Scientist, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Hong Shen's research focuses on the political economy of global communication, Internet industry and policy (with an emphasis on China), and the social and policy implications of emerging digital technologies. She received her PhD in media and communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. 

Emily Vokach-Brodsky

Emily Vokach-Brodsky

Lab manager for THRIVE lab/Research Assistant, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

I graduated with a B.S. in Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon in 2017 and am now working in the THRIVE lab on projects regarding women's health, including the development of a maternal health smartphone app. My other projects involve medical decision making and HIV risk behavior. In general, I am interested in how technological and behavioral interventions can improve health outcomes, especially among high risk populations.

Michael Whiston

Michael Whiston

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Nathan Williams

Nathan Williams

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213