Mia Jovanova is a doctoral student in the Communication Neuroscience Lab. She researches the neural mechanisms underlying health behavior change.
Some of her projects look at how functional brain connectivity relates to who is more or less likely to change their physical activity outside the lab. And, how do brain responses and social network characteristics relate to peer influences on drinking.
Jovanova uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), experimental laboratory paradigms, intensive-longitudinal data sampling (EMA), and network analysis techniques.
Previously, Jovanova conducted research at the health communication lab at Cornell University, where she received her undergraduate degree in 2017.
Prior to her scientific pursuits, Mia played competitive tennis, representing North Macedonia, and competed in more than 30 countries around the world.
Mia Jovanova researches health information processing and health decision making in the brain. She studies what the brain can tell us about when and why are some individuals more likely to change their health behaviors than others.