Published January 14, 2016 This content is archived.

Dr. Janet Yang was recently awarded a Rapid Research Grant by the National Science Foundation to study risk communication as it relates to altruistic behavior by examining responses to the recent outbreak of Ebola. Her research addressed why some people react altruistically to news about an Ebola outbreak while others do not. The results of her work have now been published by the Society for Risk Analysis and featured on Science Daily