Elisa Baek

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Elisa Baek
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email elisa.baek@usc.edu


  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, 07/2019-12/2022
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Dr. Baek uses neuroimaging and network analysis to study various facets of social connection, such as what helps people feel connected to others, what distinguishes people who are great at connecting with others, and the factors that contribute to social disconnection. Some of her prior and ongoing work investigates the neural and psychological drivers of information sharing, the associations between subjective and objective social (dis)connection and neural responses, and the neural correlates of social influence. She is also interested in persuasion and message effects, particularly in the health domain, such as what makes messages more persuasive and effective.

    Dr. Baek will be recruiting graduate students and a postdoc fellow to start in the Fall of 2023.