Mia Jovanova, PhD

Mia Jovanova, PhD



I am a post doc at SaxeLab at MIT and incoming scientific director of the CSS Health Lab, joint across the School of Medicine at University of St. Gallen (HSG), and ETH Zurich. Previously, I completed my PhD at the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

My research develops digital biomarkers using data from smartphones and wearables to help track and improve day-to-day health and well-being. I am also interested in how we engage with new digital health technologies and evaluate the legitimacy of health sources.

NEWS: Recruiting PhD Students to join the CSS Health Lab. Please see posts for more details.

  • Digital biomarker development
  • Person-specific models
  • Longitudinal mobile sampling
  • Behavior change
  • Machine learning
  • Social neuroscience
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2023

  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

  • BSc, Cornell University, 2017