Applied Behavioral Science Lead
Erik Thulin is the applied behavioral science lead at Rare’s Center for Behavior and the Environment, directing the Center’s research agenda. He focuses on bridging the academic-practice gap through collaborations with research partners and environmental practitioners within and outside of Rare.
Previous to joining the Center, Erik worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Social Norms Group, developing measurement and behavioral intervention strategies in the development sector and teaching behavioral economics. Erik completed a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and received his PhD and MA from the Psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania, under the advising of Professor Cristina Bicchieri in the Behavioral Ethics Lab. He received his BA in the Cognition and Brain stream of the Cognitive Systems program at the University of British Columbia.