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 Gonzalez Vallejo


Claudia González Vallejo
Ohio University

Claudia González Vallejo is Professor of Psychology at Ohio University. She obtained a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and a PhD in cognitive and quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. González Vallejo’s expertise is in decision analysis, statistics, and the psychology of judgment and decision-making. She has prior experience in international affairs working for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and public policy working for the Center for Policy Research at the Rockefeller College, SUNY at Albany. Dr. González Vallejo joined the Psychology Department at Ohio University in 1996. Her current research focuses on judgment accuracy, decision difficulty, and the psychology of choices. She is on the editorial board of several prestigious journals including Decision, Decision Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, and Statistics reviewer for the Journal of Nutrition Behavior and Education. She has also served at the National Institutes of Health as a permanent member of the Cognition and Perception scientific review panel.

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Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Dr. González Vallejo works for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations on issues of countering violent extremism (CVE). She is analyzing judgment tools used in the assessment of both risks of recidivism and needs. She is developing a decision making framework for supporting judgments in complex environments.