This Behavioral Scientist Wants to Help Increase Vaccination Uptake

Featured in BU’s The Brink, July 29, 2021:

Nina Mazar is coming up with ways to get more people vaccinated, and positively influence other behaviors related to energy usage, organ donation.

For Boston University behavioral scientist Nina Mazar, getting the chance to influence real-world change is the driving force behind her research: What inspires people to change their habits? How do people make personal and financial decisions, big and small?

“We want to see if the types of interventions we come up with can change behavior for the better,” says Mazar, BU Questrom School of Business professor of marketing and behavioral science researcher who formerly codirected The Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy.

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