Michael Sobolev, PhD, 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 and a Visiting Scholar @ USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics in Los Angeles, California. At Cedars-Sinai, I established and currently lead the Behavioral Design Unit since 2023.
Previously a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Lecturer in Computer and Information Science at Cornell Tech (2017-2021) and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Technology and Digital Innovation at Northwell Health (2019-2021) in New York City.
PhD in Behavioral Science from the Faculty of Data and Decision Science (formerly Industrial Engineering and Management) of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. MSc in Business and Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University.
The secret to happiness is low expectations and a good cup of coffee.
Our research on Digital Nudges for Screen Time Reduction was featured in a New York Times article "I Was Addicted to My Smartphone, So I Switched to a Flip Phone for a Month" by Kashmir Hill. It was also previously featured in a Wall Street Journal article "Reduce Your Screen Time With This Simple Trick" by Emily Holland.
Presented our work on "Active Choice and Patient Preferences in Clinical Trials" at the 2023 Advances with Field Experiments (AFE) Conference at the University of Chicago, Sep 21-22, 2023 and at the 2023 Nudges in Health Care Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, Sep 14-15.
Presented our work on "Online Choice Architecture" at the 2nd International Behavioral Public Policy Conference at Duke University. Previous and at the Behavioral Science and Public Policy (BSPA) conference.
Presented my work on "Digital Nudging: Using Technology to Nudge for Good" at the The Design Lab @ UCSD.
Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) annual conference on "Time-varying Model of Engagement".
Delivered a keynote lecture on "Digital Nudging: Personalization and Optimization" at the 2022 IEEE ICDM workshop on AI for Nudging and Personalization.
My work on "Behavioral Science in the Wild: The Digital Nudge" was featured at the Rotman Management Magazine
Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech)
Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani (U of Michigan)
David Wetter (U of Utah)
Aaron Setiz (Northeastren)
Ori Plonsky (Technion)
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy (Cedars-Sinai)
Robert Haile (Cedars-Sinai)
Ofir Turel (U of Melbourne)
Alexis Kuerbis (Hunter College)
Partnership to End Addiction
The Truth Initiative
UCR Brain Games Center