Carnegie Mellon University

Jose Arellano

Jose Arellano

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Research Interests

Behavior Change, Behavioral Economics, Decision Science, Health Behavior and Decision-Making, Inequality and Discrimination


Jose Arellano is a first-year Ph.D. Student in Behavioral Decision Research in SDS. Broadly, his research explores how organizations and individuals can harness behavioral insights to improve human welfare. More specifically, he aims to conduct field research with a focus on health behaviors and discrimination. Jose co-founded and spent several years at Heuristica, Peru’s first behavioral science consulting firm, where he worked on formative research and design projects in topics such as finance, health and early childhood development. He is currently a part-time senior consultant at BeWay, leading behavioral science consultancy in Spain and Latin America.


  • B.A. in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • M.S. in Behavioural and Economic Science from the University of Warwick