IDDP's research fellowships support projects by Ph.D. or other terminal degree holders at any stage of their career. The research should align with IDDP’s mission to help the public, journalists and policymakers understand digital media’s influence on public dialogue and opinion and to develop sound solutions to disinformation and other ills that arise in these spaces. This Q & A is part of a series in which GW Today introduces the fellows to the university community.
Madeline Jalbert is a postdoctoral student in the Information School at the University of Washington. She studies how context and subjective experiences influence memory, judgment and decision-making. Her work focuses on factors impacting judgments of truth and risk, as well as how these judgments play out in naturalistic contexts, with the goal of developing effective strategies to prevent and correct the spread of misinformation. Her project will be conducted with University of Washington political science doctoral student Morgan Walk.