Lu Dong

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Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Emory University; M.H.S. in mental health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A./B.S., Peking University


Lu Dong is a behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. Also a clinical psychologist with expertise in evidence-based psychological treatments for youth and their families, her research has broadly focused on developing and evaluating transdiagnostic psychological interventions, particularly for sleep disturbances in at-risk youth and adults with severe mental illness. She is also interested in leveraging the science of behavior change to engage and support parents in promoting adolescent health. Prior to joining RAND, Dong was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on several National Institutes of Health-funded randomized controlled trials testing transdiagnostic interventions. Dong holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University, an M.H.S. in mental health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Bachelor's degrees from Peking University.

Honors & Awards

  • Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Mental Health Service Research Conference New Investigator Workshop Award, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers (SOAR) Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation


Chinese (Mandarin)