Lisa Zaval, PhD

Principal Scientist

Dr. Lisa Zaval is a behavioral scientist with broad expertise in leveraging insights from the fields of behavioral economics and psychology to understand, predict and motivate behavior change. Lisa has been advising See Change since its founding. Lisa holds a PhD in Judgment & Decision-Making Psychology from Columbia University, where she currently holds an appointment as an adjunct research scientist. She completed her post-doctoral training jointly at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions and the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. Lisa’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including Nature Climate Change, Psychological Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and summarized in a variety of venues, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to over 10 years of academic experience, she leverages the knowledge gained from years of applied behavioral science research and consulting to help guide decision-making across a range of domains (e.g., sustainability, healthcare, education and consumer finance). Outside of research, Lisa can usually be found building legos with her kiddos.

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