Welcome to the Health, Attitudes, and Influence Lab (HAILab) at the University of Michigan! We use basic and applied methodologies to pursue a variety of interests relevant to attitudes and persuasion, with applications to health and health disparities.

To learn more about work in the lab, please read about specific projects below, or on the Projects tab. You can also send us a message by clicking on the Contact tab.

Congeniality Biases

How do we choose which information to pay attention to? Do we make information selection decisions the same way for ourselves as for other people? Does context impact congeniality biases?

Receptivity to Health Information

Who pays attention to health information and why? How can we increase receptivity to health messages to foster better health for all?


Meta-analyses synthesize the results of empirical reports to help identify trends across studies. For instance, what makes health interventions more or less effective? Do the things that work in the short-term also help people maintain change over time?