David Yokum

David Yokum is Director of The Lab @ DC. David was also previously a founding member of the White House’s Social & Behavioral Sciences Team and Director of its scientific delivery unit housed at the U.S. General Services Administration. David’s expertise draws on the cognitive foundations of judgment and decision making and, in particular, how that knowledge and associated methodologies can be extended into applied settings. His public speaking, teaching, and advocacy won the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Arizona (UA) College of Science.

David earned a Ph.D. in psychology (with dual specialization in cognition & neural systems and psychology, policy, & law) at UA, a law degree from the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, a Masters degree in bioethics & medical humanities from the University of South Florida, and a B.S. in biology from Birmingham-Southern College.