Ellen Peters, PhD

Ellen Peters


College of Arts & Sciences



Academic Title


Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Cancer ● Arthritis, Rheumatoid ● Pain ● Prostatic Cancer ● Colorectal Cancer

As a professor of psychology, Ellen Peters, PhD, brings a specialized view as a member of the OSUCCC – James Cancer Control Program.

Her research explores three major topics in the study of judgment and decision making: the role of numeric ability (also called numeracy), the impact of affect and emotion, and the complex ways that information processing and decision making change across the adult life span.

Dr. Peters has co-authored more than 140 articles in well-respected publications, including The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Medical Decision Making, American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Journal of General Internal Medicine.

She has also shared her research at more than 200 gatherings, including the Invitational Choice Symposium, the Society for Risk Analysis – Europe and the Society for Medical Decision Making.

Office Location

235 Psychology Building

1835 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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