I am Pin-Hao Chen. You can also call me Andy. Before moving to the U.S., I completed my training as a licensed clinical psychologist in Taiwan. In 2016, I received my Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College.
My interest in self-regulation drives me to investigate how to help individuals become successful in self-regulation. Particularly, I have developed a smartphone app called Appetite to help dieters enhance their control over food desire.
I am also interested in understanding what drives immigrants to acculturate in a different cultural context. I specifically explore neural mechanisms that drive immigrants to acculturate and use a brain-as-predictor approach to predict their acculturation outcome.
Extending from my research on acculturation, I am currently working with Professor Luke Chang to understand how culture influences social interaction and disease expression using a computational approach.