Andy DeSoto Ph.D.

Andy is a Fellow in The Lab @ DC. Among other things, he connects researchers conducting basic science with applied behavioral scientists working in academia, industry, and government. He is also the Assistant Director for Policy at the Association for Psychological Science (APS), an international society dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and headquartered in Washington. In this role, he advocates for behavioral science and helps develop and advance APS’s government relations agenda.

Andy earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where he studied memory and decision making. His research has been published in Science and Psychological Science and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Scientific American. He is on the Editorial Board of Scientific Data and is a supporter of research openness and transparency.

Andy grew up in Fairfax, VA, received his B.S. from the College of William & Mary, and lives in Ward 2. His favorite time of year is when the St. Louis Cardinals are in town to play the Washington Nationals.

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