EPP Faculty :: Wandi Bruine de Bruin

Wandi Bruine de Bruin

Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email:wandi@cmu.edu

Collaborating Professor of Engineering and Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor with Leadership Chair in Behavioural Decision Making (Leeds University Business School, Centre for Decision Research)

Behavioral decision making, risk perception and communication, public perceptions of extreme weather and climate change, public perceptions of emerging technologies, individual differences in decision-making competence across the lifespan

Education

  • Ph.D. Behavioral Decision Theory and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
  • M.S. Behavioral Decision Theory, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
  • M.S. Cognitive Psychology, Free University Amsterdam, 1993
  • B.S. Psychology, Free University Amsterdam, 1989

Positions Held

 

  • 2014 - date         Collaborating Professor, Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2012 - date         Professor of Behavioural Decision Making (with distinction of Leadership Chair), Leeds University Business School, UK
  • 2012 - 2014        Associate Professor, Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • 2009 - 2012        Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • 2002 - 2009        Research Faculty, Department of Social & Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • 1999 - 2002        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human-Technology Interaction, Judgment and Decision Making Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

 

Bio

Wändi Bruine de Bruin is Collaborating Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Engineering and Public Policy.  She also holds a Leadership Chair in Behavioral Decision Making at the Leeds University Business School, where she co-directs the Centre for Decision Research. She additionally maintains affiliations with the RAND Corporation, the University of Southern California, and the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the International Risk Governance Council. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Psychology and Aging, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. She has edited a special issue on decision-making competence for the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and a special issue on communicating the risks of sexually transmitted diseases for Current HIV Research. She was an invited speaker at the 2012 National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium on The Science of Science Communication, which led to a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She has contributed her expertise on developing effective communications at advisory panels and expert workshops, including at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Health Canada, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Geophysical Union, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Selected Publications

Copies of my publications, including the ones below, can be requested by email.

Bruine de Bruin, W., & Bostrom, A. (2013). Assessing what to address in science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 14062-14068.

Bruine de Bruin, W., McNair, S., Taylor, A.L., Summers, B., & Strough, J. (in press). 'Thinking about numbers is not my idea of fun': Need for cognition mediates age differences in numeracy performance. Medical Decision Making.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Stone, E.R., Gibson, J.M., Fischbeck, P.F., & Shoraka, M.B. (2013). The effect of communication design and recipients’ numeracy on responses to UXO risk. Journal of Risk Research, 16, 981-1004.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Strough, J., & Parker, A.M. (in press). Getting older isn’t all that bad: Better decisions and coping when facing ’sunk costs.’ Psychology and Aging.

Bruine de Bruin, W., & Wong-Parodi, G. (in press). The role of initial affective impressions in responses to educational communications: The case of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Mayer, L.A., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Morgan M.G. (2014). Informed public choices for low carbon electricity portfolios using a computer tool. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 3640-3648.

Taylor, A.L., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Dessai., S. (in press). Climate change beliefs and perceptions of weather-related changes in the United Kingdom.  Risk Analysis.

Wong-Parodi, G., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Canfield, C. (2013). Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers. Energy Policy, 62, 1157-1164.

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