Mia Jovanova, PhD

Mia Jovanova, PhD



I am the Scientific Director of the CSS Health Lab at the School of Medicine at University of St. Gallen (HSG) and ETH Zurich, and Core Director of Digital Biomarkers in Metabolic Health at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions. This fall, I will be a lecturer at CAS ETH in Digital Health, where I will be teaching a module on wearable biomarker design and validation.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SaxeLab at MIT and completed my PhD at the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

My research develops and validates digital biomarkers using passive sensing and wearables.

  • 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