Janetta Lun, Ph.D. is a senior behavioral scientist in the Office of the Director’s Scientific Workforce Diversity office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this position, she develops, implements and evaluates programs and initiatives to enhance the diversity and social inclusion of the scientific workforce at NIH and beyond. Prior to NIH, she was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at USAID serving as a gender specialist to support the implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan of Women, Peace and Security. Dr. Lun received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Virginia, where she began multiple lines of research in the science of diversity. Her earlier work informs social context when implicit attitudes are most likely to change and how the way we see ourselves and manage our social relationships are shaped by socio-ecological factors. When she was a post-doc at the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Lun managed a multidisciplinary and international research team to study core cultural values in the Middle East and the United States that affects cross-cultural negotiation and collaborations. She had also held positions at other organizations such as UVA’s Center for Advanced Study on Teaching and Learning and Chemonics International where she conducted program evaluations and projects review. Many of her work is published in high impact peer-review journals and book chapters. Dr. Lun has extensive teaching experience on cultural diversity topics.

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