Michelle Meyer is an Assistant Professor at Geisinger, where she co-directs an interdisciplinary lab that investigates judgment and decision-making related to research, innovation, and healthcare. She is also Associate Director for Research Ethics at Geisinger, chairs Geisinger’s IRB Leadership Committee, and serves on its AI Governance Committee. Finally, she is the Faculty Co-Director of the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) in Geisinger’s Steele Institute for Health Innovation. The BIT designs, implements, and A/B tests provider- and patient-facing “nudges” that aim to make healthy choices easier, and also investigates stakeholder reactions to nudges.
Her writing has appeared in leading bioethics, law, and science journals (e.g., PNAS, Nature, Social Cognition, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS), Harvard Law Review, Administrative Law Review, American Journal of Bioethics) as well as in popular media outlets (e.g., New York Times, Slate, Wired, Los Angeles Times). She has served on several boards and commissions broadly related to ethics and data, including National Academies study committees and working groups, an American Psychological Association blue ribbon commission, and the editorial board of AMPPS.
Previously, Michelle was an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins; and a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She earned a Ph.D. in religious studies (with a focus on applied ethics) from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College.