Robb Rutledge

Robb Rutledge, Assistant Professor of Psychology, combines computational models, brain scanning, and pharmacology to study decision making and affective states like happiness in people of all ages. His work has innovatively harnessed the power of smartphones to collect immense amounts of data from tens of thousands of people. His ongoing computational psychiatry research focuses on developing computational models that link behavior and affective states in people with mood disorders. He comes to Yale from University College London where he was an MRC Career Development Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and recipient of the 2018 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. He received his Ph.D. in Neural Science from New York University and his B.Sc. in Biology from the California Institute of Technology.