Izzy Gainsburg


Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Positive Organizations

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

I’m a behavior scientist researching ways to help people and organizations do the most good. My work flows in three related streams of research. In one stream, I test methods that people and organizations can take to create more equitable and inclusive environments. In a second stream, I aim to leverage emotion-regulation to both increase and debias altruistic behavior.¬† Finally, in a third stream I focus on the intersection of psychology and effective altruism through research into the psychology underlying which causes and social issues people prioritize and meta-scientific efforts to understand which research questions/interventions are most impactful for psychologists to pursue. Before coming to Harvard, I completed my PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

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Pronunciation: Iz-ee

Twitter handle: @Izzy_Gainsburg