About me

Michael Sobolev is a behavioral scientist with a focus on 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)


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Partnership to End Addiction

Click Therapeutics

Valera Health



UCR Brain Games Center