Laura Chivers

Laura Chivers

Allston Burr Resident Dean, Dudley Community
Assistant Dean of Harvard College
Laura Chivers

I joined Dudley in July 2017 as your Resident Dean. I earned an AB from Bryn Mawr College, and an MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Vermont.  Before my time in Dudley, I served as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology here at Harvard.  I was one of the team of Life Science Advisers, and also had the pleasure to be  a Freshman Advisor and a Senior Common Room member at Leverett House.

My research is at the intersection of health behaviors such as substance abuse and behavioral economics. Most recently, I've been interested in examining how educational attainment and decision-making biases affect use of tobacco and other nicotine products in women of reproductive age. I love to bake, read novels, practice yoga, hike, and dance badly.

My Fall 2019 drop-in advising hours are Wednesdays 10am-noon,  but I am available lots of other times to meet. Please book yourself a time here:  or email me with a few days and times you're free, and we'll find a time to meet together. I especially enjoy treating Dudleyites to lunch (please feel free to ask me about this)!

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10 DeWolfe Street
Suite 23

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