Douglas Yeung

Douglas Yeung
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in psychology, Rutgers University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Douglas Yeung is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. His research has examined communication styles, behaviors, and mental health when using technology. His recent work has explored how policymakers can use insight from emerging technologies (e.g., social media, mobile devices) for well-being and civic policy-making. Yeung's other research involves online professional communities, and explores workforce attitudes, organizational knowledge-sharing, and how people discuss and seek career information. He has also conducted workforce diversity research, such as how minorities perceive career options and career development services.

Before coming to RAND, Yeung was a product analyst at Oracle, and also helped to create a mobile application that was a grand prize winner in Google's first Android Developer Challenge. He received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University - Newark, and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications

Dong, Lu, Jennifer Bouey, Douglas Yeung, Peggy G. Chen, and Priya Gandhi, Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Era of COVID-19: Next Steps for a Research Agenda, RAND Corporation (RR-A1594-1), 2021

Yeung, Douglas, Inez Khan, Nidhi Kalra, and Osonde A. Osoba, Identifying Systemic Bias in the Acquisition of Machine Learning Decision Aids for Law Enforcement Applications, RAND Corporation (PE-A862-1), 2021

Douglas Yeung, Rebecca Balebako, Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez Gaviria, Michael Chaykowsky, Face Recognition Technologies: Designing Systems that Protect Privacy and Prevent Bias, RAND Corporation (RR-4226), 2020

Lim, Nelson, Sarah Michal Greathouse, and Douglas Yeung, "The 2014 Technology Summit for Victim Service Providers: Identifying Challenges and Possible Solutions," Fletcher Security Review, 6(1), 2014

Douglas Yeung, "How Can Social Media Catalyze Policy Action and Social Change for Health and Wellbeing?" Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(3), 2018

Douglas Yeung, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Attitudes Toward Local and National Government Expressed over Chinese Social Media: A Case Study of Food Safety, RAND Corporation (RR-1308), 2016

Yeung, D. & Gifford, B., "Potential Recruits Seek Information Online for Military Enlistment Decision Making: A Research Note," Armed Forces and Society, 2011

Harber, K.D., Yeung, D.C., & Iacovelli, A., "Psychosocial Resources, Threat, and the Perception of Distance and Height: Support for the Resource and Perception Model," Emotion, 2011