Conferences and Events

Webinar Series

“Why Don’t People Act on Good Health Advice?”

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00PM EST

Wendy Wood, PhD

Provost Professor of Psychology and Business

University of Southern California

This webinar will feature the work of Wendy Wood, PhD, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at University of Southern California. Professor Wood will discuss the disconnect between what people know to be healthy and how they act. Relatedly, Professor Wood will discuss the gap between changing opinions about health and changing actual behaviors.

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Previous Webinars

“Increasing the uptake of COVID vaccination: insights from behavioral science and digital advertising”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Ted Robertson, MPA

Managing Director

ideas42

This webinar will feature the work of Ted Robertson (ideas42) and Elad Yom-Tov (Microsoft Research). We will discuss population segmentation approaches to facilitate the tailoring of COVID vaccination uptake interventions and how digital advertising campaigns can simultaneously increase uptake among those seeking information about vaccination while also priming interest in vaccination among a broader audience.

Elad Yom-Tov, PhD

Sr. Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research

“Leveraging social networks to optimize the use of evidence-based therapies”

February 23, 2021

This session will focus on social networks. Dr. Adam Kleinbaum will share his work on the fundamental processes that shape the dynamic evolution of social networks and Dr. Amar Dhand will discuss his studies about how social network structures impact clinical outcomes. We will then discuss how insights from their work could be leveraged to optimize the use of evidence-based therapies. 

Adam M. Kleinbaum, DBA
Associate Professor
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College

Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil

Associate Professor

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Network Science Institute Northeastern University

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