Alessandro Del Ponte is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for the Study of American Politics in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. His work lies at the intersection of behavioral political economy and political psychology, with a focus on cooperation, morality, and group identity. His research explores the question: How do citizens and governments respond to global crises?
Wisteria Deng [she/her] is a PhD student in the clinical psychology program, where she studies emotional and cognitive factors underlying mental health risk and resilience. As an ISPS fellow, she will investigate how emotion regulation strategies may help improve belief flexibility and inform public health policy in a pandemic era.
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Eli Fenichel’s research approaches natural resource management and sustainability as a portfolio management problem by considering natural resources as a form of capital. He is interested in how people can and do allocate natural resources and natural resource risks through time. This leads to a strong interest in feedbacks among humans, ecosystems, and the management of coupled ecological-economic processes. His research is applied in a wide variety of systems including: natural capital valuation, fisheries, infectious disease, groundwater, tropical forests, and grasslands.
Stella FitzGerald is a sophomore majoring in American Studies with a Concentration in Politics and American Communities. Stella’s policy and advocacy focii are sex trafficking legislation, income inequality, NYC tenant protection rights, and criminal justice reform. At Yale, Stella is a legislative researcher as a member of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project’s Advocacy Team, and is tracking state by state Use of Force regulations for the pending report “Mapping Use of Force Policies in U.S.
Professor Forman is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (and Vice Chair for Finance), Public Health (Health Policy), Economics and Management. Professor Forman directs the healthcare management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the healthcare focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program.
Alan Gerber is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Dean of the Social Science Division of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Charles C. and Dorathea S.
Heather Gerken is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native of Massachusetts, Professor Gerken graduated from Princeton University, where she received her A.B.
Jack Greenberg is a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale. He is chiefly interested in the American presidency and interbranch relations over time. His dissertation research concerns presidential prioritization, the process by which presidents and their teams move from a campaign agenda to a governing agenda. Additionally, he has ongoing projects concerning congressional delegation of power to the executive and presidential self-restraint. Originally from New Haven, he returned to the Elm City after graduating from Williams College in June 2018.