Hannah Bayer

What if we could quantify the entirety of the human condition?

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About Hannah Bayer

A life-long New Yorker and decision scientist, Hannah Bayer is the Chief Scientist at the Kavli HUMAN Project. Hannah leads a multi-disciplinary team of public health, social science and technology experts who are designing and building the future of social, behavioral and medical scientists. She completed her doctoral work at New York University in the Center for Neural Science, specializing in systems neuroscience. She followed that with post-doctoral research in combining economic, psychological and neuro-scientific approaches to understand how people make risky decisions, and then spent time as an editor at the journal, Nature Neuroscience.

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The Kavli HUMAN Project (KHP) is the first longitudinal study of its kind to quantify the human condition by combining biological, behavioral and environmental measurements in one research platform gathered over the course of decades. The KHP will provide scientists and policy researchers with a “data Swiss Army Knife” to address all manner of scientific and societal questions about people. The KHP will initially follow the lives of 10,000 New Yorkers who will provide information about nearly every aspect of their lives from domains such as neuroscience, genetics, medicine, psychology, economics, sociology, and urban informatics.. Thanks to advancements in mobile technology and data analytics, the KHP is innovating how we study people in the real world to conquer the next great scientific advancements, foster evidence-based public policies and improve quality of life. 

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