A national survey (N = 1025) conducted in August 2021 reveals that Americans' belief in misinformation about COVID-19 was negatively associated with vaccine acceptance.
Dec 6, 2022
Jody Wong is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She studies the cognitive and affective processes that impact people's decision-making in uncertain environments, and probes how strategic communication can encourage them to make informed decisions and stay committed to them. She applies broad principles and theories ranging from but not limited to communication and social psycholgy to a variety of risk, health, and environmental issues. Much of her recently published works are funded by the National Science Foundation and focuses on public risk perception and information processing related to emerging infectious diseases.
Wong received her Ph.D. and B.A. in communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a MRes in communication studies from Nanyang Technological University.