Dr. Ting Jiang is the Principal of Global Health and Development at Center for Advanced Hindsight, a behavioral science lab at Duke University led by Dan Ariely. She is both a scientist, who has published in a broad range of disciplines ranging from economics, psychology to anthropology, as well as a product maker who leads different teams in creating various well-being apps and games, and a social entrepreneur who is in the process of founding a peer-to-peer charitable giving organization Mbrella. She has consulted for a diverse organizations including the World Bank (on the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society and Behavior), Gates Foundation (on global nutrition), Joep Lange Institute (on healthcare financing and access) and Actify initiative of Zilveren Kruis (on healthy living).
Gamification as a life-saving medicine
Ting Jiang will shed light on the science behind gamification and how to optimally apply gamification to provoke the right behavior especially habitual behavior that impacts health and happiness.