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Briony Swire-Thompson has won a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the NIH National Cancer Institute. The objective of this five year award is to help researchers transition to an independent position.

David Lazer, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, was interviewed by Bloomberg on the upcoming 2022 midterm elections and how the influence of the former President

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Recent Publications

OP ED
Publication date: 04/2022
Authors: David Lazer

Millions of Americans are now eligible for a second covid-19 booster shot. By all accounts, efforts to...

Invited Talk
Publication date: 12/2021
Authors: Kristin Lunz Trujillo

Dr. Lunz Trujillo situates COVID-19 vaccine decision-making among younger adults with previous...

Book Chapter
Publication date: 12/2021
Authors: Christina E. Farhart, Ella Douglas-Durham, Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Joseph A. Vitriol

As the world continues to respond to the spread of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, which causes the...

Journal Article
Publication date: 12/2021
Authors: Alauna Safarpour, SoRelle Wyckoff Gaynor, Stella M. Rouse, Michele L. Swers

In this paper, we examine whether women candidates are more likely to spur turnout in election years...

Misinformation
Publication date: 07/2021
Authors: Briony Swire Thompson, Nicholas Miklaucic, John Wihbey, David Lazer, Joseph DeGutis

The backfire effect is when a correction increases belief in the very misconception it is attempting...

Journal Article
Publication date: 07/2021
Authors: Jonathan Green, Meredith Conroy, Ciera Hammond

Patterns in candidate emergence affect who voters can choose from, and thus the quality of representative democracy. Despite extensive work...

Working Paper
Publication date: 07/2021
Authors: Jonathan Green, William Hobbs, Stefan McCabe, David Lazer

Following the 2020 general election, Republican elected officials, including then-President Donald Trump, promoted conspiracy theories claiming...

Journal Article
Publication date: 06/2021
Authors: David Lazer, Eszter Hargittai, Deen Freelon, Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Kevin Munger, Katherine Ognyanova, Jason Radford

Science rarely proceeds beyond what scientists can observe and measure, and sometimes what can be observed proceeds far ahead of scientific...