About me

Michael Sobolev is a behavioral scientist with expertise in technology, behavior change, and health. 

Research interests include behavioral design of technology, behavior change and digital nudging, mobile health (mHealth), and behavioral data science.

Behavioral Scientist @ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and a  Visiting Scholar @ USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer and Information Science at Cornell Tech (2017-2021) and Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Technology and Digital Innovation at Northwell Health (2019-2021) in New York City.

PhD in Behavioral Science from the Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology. MSc in Business and Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University

You can also find me on twitter, Linkedin and Scholar.  Email me at michael [dot] sobolev [at] cornell [dot] edu.

The secret to happiness is low expectations and a good cup of coffee. 

Recent News

Selected Publications:

Research Highlights

Digital Nudging

Behavior Change

Health Technology

Digital Wellbeing

Current Collaborators


Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech)

Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani (U of Michigan)

David Wetter (U of Utah)

Aaron Setiz (Northeastren)

Ori Plonsky (Technion)

Sarah Salvy (Cedars-Sinai)

Ofir Turel (U of Melbourne)


Partnership to End Addiction

The Truth Initiative

Click Therapeutics

Valera Health



UCR Brain Games Center