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Alana Conner, PhD, is a cultural psychologist and science communicator who writes, speaks, and consults about enhancing the well-being of diverse populations around the world. An expert in social class differences in decision-making and health behavior change, she has published her research in the top journals of experimental psychology. She has also shared her findings through venues such as "The New York Times Magazine," "Edge.org," and the "Stanford Social Innovation Review," where she served as senior editor for five years.
Never confined to the classroom or the page, Dr. Conner has ten years experience designing interventions and communications for museums, broadcast media, and the Web. In positions ranging from Vice President of Content for The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) to co-host of the podcast channel "Social Innovation Conversations," she has crafted stories, messages, and interactive experiences that change behaviors among culturally diverse audiences.
Dr. Conner earned her bachelor's cum laude and with distinction in psychology from Yale University, her doctorate in cultural psychology from Stanford University, and her postdoctoral certificate in psychology and medicine from the University of California, San Francisco medical center, where she received the Robert Harris Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research. Her research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.