Kelly M. Hoffman, PhD


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I am a social and behavioral scientist with a passion for translating social science research into practical solutions. 

Currently, I am a Vice President of Quantitative Behavioral Research at JP Morgan Chase & Co, where I lead a team of mixed-methods researchers in understanding motivations and behavior in the finance industry. Prior to this role, I served as Vice President of Research at Coqual, a global, nonprofit think tank focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the corporate workplace. I have 14 years of mixed-methods research and leadership experience, and have served a number of industries including education, healthcare, technology, and financial services. 


I earned my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University before setting out to help organizations apply social science research to understand and address real-world problems.