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Sean Young

Executive Director, UCLA Center for Digital Behavior

Los Angeles

Sean Young, PhD is the Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior and a Medical School Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Sean received his PhD in Psychology and Master's in Health Services Research from Stanford University. Prior to this, Sean worked in technology and user behavior/human factors at NASA Ames Research Center and Cisco Systems, taught at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and advised various companies and start-ups. He is an internationally-recognized speaker, having presented at forums such as the European Parliament, mHealth Conference, World Congress, as well as corporations, academic institutions, and organizations.

Sean studies digital behavior, or how and why people use social media, mobile apps, and wearable devices. He helps people and businesses apply this knowledge to predict what people will do in the future (in areas like health, medicine, politics, and business) and to change what they will do in the future.

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