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Ellen Peters

AAAS Fellow, 2018

Ellen Peters, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative, and professor of psychology, was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her contributions to basic research on affect, numeracy, and risky decision-making, and for translational research on communicating health risks and improving medical decisions and policies.

AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific organization, has named fellows every year since 1874, with notable previous fellows including Thomas Edison, Margaret Mead and James Watson. It is one of the most prestigious honors given to U.S. researchers who have made exceptional efforts to advance science. Fellows are selected by their academic peers.