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 am interested in what digital technologies, like smartphones and wearables, can reveal about health behaviors; and how we can use digital technologies to improve well-being.

Exciting news! Following graduation, I will be joining the SaxeLab at MIT as a visiting scientist, and I will be a scientific director of the CSS Health Lab at the University of St. Gallen and ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

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

  • MA in Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

  • BSc in Communication, Cornell University, 2017