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Senior Scientists and Advisers

Senior Scientists and Senior Advisers are leading experts who advise and consult with Gallup researchers and select clients. Their contributions serve to further our mission and ensure that our research and development programs are on the cutting edge.

These experts have advised Gallup on a range of topics, including leadership, management, employee selection and development, public opinion research, positive psychology, and research methodology. Each Senior Scientist and Senior Adviser is a foremost authority in their field. Current members of this distinguished advisory council include:

  • Lisa Berkman, Ph.D., an expert on social influences on health and aging and on social inequalities in health
  • Arthur Brooks, Ph.D., an expert on technical economics, human happiness, world poverty and behavioral economics
  • Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., a distinguished education leader with expertise in school system transformation, equity and inclusion, and whole-student development
  • Vinton G. Cerf, Ph.D., widely known as an internet evangelist and principal collaborator in the development of the internet
  • Deepak Chopra, M.D., a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation
  • Jan-Emmanuel de Neve, Ph.D., a leader and expert in behavioral economics, public policy and human wellbeing
  • Angus Deaton, Ph.D., a Nobel Prize-winning researcher on health, wellbeing, economic development and the analysis of household behavior
  • Carol Graham, Ph.D., a leading expert and author on the economics of happiness and development economics
  • John Helliwell, D.Phil., a distinguished researcher and expert on social interactions, identity and wellbeing
  • Robin Sanders, Ph.D., a renowned advocate, philanthropist and former U.S. ambassador
  • Reggie Van Lee, M.B.A., a philanthropist, arts advocate, and retired executive vice president of a global management and technology consulting firm
  • Ella F. Washington, Ph.D., an expert on diversity and inclusion and strengths-based development in the workplace

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