News Expert Profile

Helen Colby

Kelley School of Business IUPUI

Phone:
(317) 278-5215
Email:
hcolby@iu.edu
801 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN
46217

Areas of Expertise

Financial decision-making, consumer judgment and decision-making, health decision-making, self-control and goals, information effects.

Expert Bio

Helen Colby is an assistant professor of marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. Much of her research focuses on consumer financial decision-making and health decision-making. Colby studies how people make decisions about saving and debt, how health care costs affect treatment choices, and how financial literacy training affects emotion, stress and other psychological outcomes. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences, including the Association for Consumer Research and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and her research has appeared in highly regarded journals including Psychological Science and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Additional Information

Colby received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and marketing from Rutgers University, where she also received her master’s degree. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in economics and psychology.