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Advisory Board

The Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) program is committed to equipping students to be highly effective and successful throughout their careers. To maintain the program’s position of prominence and provide students with cutting-edge perspectives from our interdisciplinary field, we have established the MBDS Advisory Board, which features exceptional thought leaders, strategists, and innovators from around the world. Members of this board represent a range of industries and sectors. We work with advisory board members and their organizations to co-create opportunities such as workshops, conferences, executive trainings, professional development opportunities, internships, and employer-driven projects. Their expertise and guidance ensure that our program stays abreast of the ever-changing needs of the workforce.

Elena Altieri

Founder and Unit Head, Behavioural Insights, World Health Organization

Director, Transformation & Analytics, Jaguar Land Rover North America

Claire Hobden

Specialist on Vulnerable Workers, Domestic Work, International Labour Organization

Jeff Kreisler

Head of Behavioral Science for JP Morgan Private Bank and Founding Editor of PeopleScience.com

Pavan Mamidi, PhD

Director of the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC), Ashoka University

Co-Founder, Chief Behavioral Officer and Head of Consulting, Syntoniq 

Neela Saldanha

Executive Director, Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE), Yale University

Carlos Scartascini

Head, Development Research Group, IDB Behavioral Economics Group

Practice Lead – Healthcare Predictive Modeling, Deloitte Consulting

Chief Innovation Officer, ideas42

Renos Vakis, PhD

Lead Economist, the Poverty and Equity Global Practice

Lead Behavioral Scientist, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD - OCDE)

Scott Young

Principal Advisor, Head of Private Sector, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) North America

Allison Zelkowitz

Founder and Director, Center for Utilizing Behavioral Insights for Children (CUBIC) at Save the Children International

Student and alumni stories

“MBDS is the type of program that makes you excel. I could not have done any of it without the support they provided.”
- Lorena Levano, MBDS ‘19

Course descriptions

See the courses and electives available to master's students.

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