Russ Burnett divides his time between project work and serving as OES’s Research Integrity Fellow, supporting the team’s commitment to reliable, reproducible, and transparent methods. He is a cognitive psychologist with a research background in judgment and decision making, causal reasoning, and culture and cognition. Prior to joining OES, he worked as a general social scientist at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he advised on research design and methods and conducted analysis for projects on a variety of federal programs and policies. Russ has also worked as a survey methodologist for government and private-sector clients. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University and has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and Hebrew University.


Behavioral Scientist

Years active

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Agency collaborators

Defense, Transportation, Veterans Affairs