Mazba is an economist (risk and decision sciences) by training. He broadly studies people/user behavior, experience, risk perception, and decision-making processes based on behavioral, human-computer interaction, and economic frameworks; and using statistical, mixed-method, predictive/forecasting, and related machine learning models to identify trends, anomalies, driving factors, and model risks to reveal structured and unstructured data-driven policy insights and business decision/growth strategies.
Currently, he is developing an experimental framework on consumer valuation of and attitudes towards experience goods; decision-making processes under groupthink; composite feature encoding technique for predictive ML models; and happiness and financial/public health program enrollment decisions among US adults. His recent work investigates mental model-based repeated multifaceted intervention design to improve preventive health behaviors; science education, people's perceptions, and pro-environmental attitudes in the USA; household smoke-exposure risks; social-ecological indicators and management strategies of woody transition and wildfire in US Great Plains; and the impact of health education on preventive health behaviors and outcomes. He has published widely on topics ranging from human/behavioral dimensions of natural resource, environment, and public health; food-energy-water nexus; and climate vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive strategy-related issues in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and the USA. He has previously worked as a research fellow for a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study and as a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
Mazba's research has appeared in a variety of publications including The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Energy Policy, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He received his PhD for his work on human and behavioral dimensions of people's decision-making processes from UNL, USA and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics. Mazba served on the editorial boards of the journals Data in Brief, BMC Research Notes, and Environmental Health Insights. He reviewed articles for top international journals and conferences, including The Lancet, AAEA, and APHA.
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