5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-7380
Fax: 412-268-6938
Email: gchapman@andrew.cmu.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management Physical Activity

Gretchen Chapman, PhD

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University


Dr. Chapman’s research goal is to illuminate the psychological processes underlying decision making and to harness these findings in the design of theoretically-motivated, policy-relevant interventions to facilitate healthy and prosocial behavior such as vaccination and blood donation.  Her research combines the fields of judgment and decision making and health psychology.  Using both laboratory and field experiments, she tests behavioral interventions, simultaneously exploring the theoretical mechanisms of decision making and also yielding policy insights into methods for improving health behavior and health outcomes.