I am Pin-Hao Chen (you can also call me Andy). I take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social behaviors. In particular, I use machine learning, computational modeling, and neuroimaging to explore several distinct domains in social psychology. My current work includes modeling cross-cultural differences in social status, exploring socially transmitted placebo effects, and exploring how social and affective experiences are encoded in the brain.
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 Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. During my doctoral training, I developed a smartphone app called Appetite Tamer to help dieters enhance their control over food desire. Besides of my interest in self-control, I also employed a brain-as-predictor approach to predict immigrants’ acculturation outcomes. Currently, I work as a post-doc at Cosanlab with Dr. Luke Chang.