Mia Jovanova

Mia Jovanova

(she/her) PhD Candidate

University of Pennsylvania


I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in May 2023. Previously, I worked at the Health Communication lab at Cornell University, where I graduated from in 2017. I come from North Macedonia and grew up in Spain.

I am interested in what digital technologies, like smartphones and wearables, and the human brain, can reveal about people’s thoughts, feelings, social interactions, and behaviors; and how we can use digital technologies to improve health and well-being. My research integrates insights from psychology, social neuroscience, and computational modeling to study social and mediated influences on behavior and to develop digital interventions. Read more about my projects here.

Interests
  • Health psychology
  • Social influence
  • Behavior change
  • Social neuroscience
  • Longitudinal mobile sampling
  • Machine learning
  • Person-specific models
Education
  • PhD in Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2023 expected

  • MA in Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

  • BSc in Communication, Cornell University, 2017