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Julia Chelen (Ctr)

Decision Scientist

Julia Chelen is a Decision Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Communications Technology Laboratory's (CTL) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division. She has been at NIST CTL since 2021.

Chelen leads the human judgment and decision making research within PSCR's User Interface/User Experience Portfolio. Her research combines computational methods and behavioral decision theory to understand how individuals and organizations make decisions in a range of contexts.

Formerly, Chelen was a Research Associate with The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences; and a research member of the Center for Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution. Her research has been published in cross-disciplinary outlets including Nature and Computational Brain & Behavior.  She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering & Public Policy, as well as B.S. in Decision Science and Public Policy & Management, from Carnegie Mellon University.




Created June 25, 2021, Updated January 23, 2024