I am a doctoral student in Organizational Behavior (Micro) at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
My research draws on organizational, social, and health psychology to investigate factors influencing health-related beliefs and health outcomes. One of my projects examines how workplace health programs can affect employees’ attitudes, health, and well-being in unexpected ways, due to perspective differences and implicit information communicated by these programs. In another line of research, I study how the social and institutional environment (e.g., social comparison, public health guidelines) shapes people’s physical activity, mindsets about their physical activity, health and longevity. Finally, I investigate how wearable fitness trackers shape users’ mindsets, behavior, and physiological functioning, with the goal of designing user interfaces that promote sustained health improvements.
My collaborators include Alia Crum, Jeff Pfeffer, Frank Flynn, and James Landay. I am also a member of the Stanford Mind & Body Lab.