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.
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.
Delivered a keynote lecture on "Digital Nudging: Personalization and Optimization" at the IEEE ICDM workshop on AI for Nudging and Personalization.
A new thought article on "Online Choice Architecture" published at TechReg Chronicle. Also available on SSRN.
My work on "Behavioral Science in the Wild: The Digital Nudge" at the Rotman Management Magazine
Check out our workshop on AI for Behavior Change (AI4BC) at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-23). Submit your papers by Nov 18, 2023.
Behavioral Science in the Wild book was published with my chapter on Digital Nudging
Check out the ShineLA website. ShineLA is a public health research initiative designed to increase physical activity levels among Los Angeles residents.
Awarded an Community Outreach and Engagement (CEO) grant from Cedars-Sinai Cancer to study digital therapeutics for smoking cessation in LA county (with Datta)
Check out our workshop on Healthy Interfaces (HEALTHI) at the 27th Annual Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-22).
At the beginning of 2022 I joined Cancer Research Center for Health Equity and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Sobolev, M. (2022). Digital Nudging: Using Technology to Nudge for Good. Chapter for the Behavioral Science in the Wild by Nina Mazar & Dilip Soman. University of Toronto Press. 10.2139/ssrn.3889831
Sobolev, M., & Lesic, V. (2022). Online Choice Architecture: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated. TechREG Chronicle. Available at 10.2139/ssrn.4241296
Guinart, D., Sobolev, M., Patil, B., Walsh, M., & Kane, J. (2022). A Digital Intervention Using Daily Financial Incentives to Increase Medication Adherence in Severe Mental Illness: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. Forthcoming at JMIR Mental Health jmir.org/preprint/37184
Militello, L.*, Sobolev, M.*, Okeke, F., Adler, D., Nahum-Shani, I. (2022). Digital Prompts to Increase Engagement with Headspace App and Stress Regulation among Parents: Feasibility Study. JMIR Formative Research 10.2196/30606
Moon, K.*, Sobolev, M.*, & Kane, J. (2022). Digital and Mobile Health Technology in Collaborative Behavioral Health Care: Scoping Review. JMIR Mental Health 10.2196/30810
Sobolev, M., Vitale, R., Wen, H., Kizer, J., Leeman, R., Pollak, J.P., Baumel, A., Vadhan, N.P., Estrin, D. & Muench, F. (2021). The Digital Marshmallow Test (DMT) Diagnostic and Monitoring Mobile Health App for Impulsive Behavior: Development and Validation Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 10.2196/25018
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)
Gillian Gresham (Cedars-Sinai)
Geetanjali Datta (Cedars-Sinai)
Patrycja Sleboda (USC)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Partnership to End Addiction
UCR Brain Games Center