Arielle Selya, PhD


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Pursuing innovative research to hone our understanding of public health challenges and solutions


Arielle is an experienced researcher who applies her quantitative training in innovative methodology to analyses of epidemiology and policy. At Pinney Associates, Arielle contributes to:

  • Identification of statistical models using R to conduct population health and behavior forecasting, thus allowing for sophisticated understanding of population and market dynamics
  • Development of protocols for a variety of studies and postmarketing surveillance
  • Development of manuscripts for peer review


With over 50 publications to her credit, on subjects including tobacco harm reduction and nicotine dependence, Arielle has an established track record that synthesizes her multidisciplinary training in behavioral science and methodology. Her experience spans a wide range of advanced statistical analysis and system dynamics simulation modeling.

Before joining Pinney Associates, Arielle spent a decade in academia, studying adolescent substance use and addiction. She previously held a faculty position at Sanford Research, where she led initiatives to translate population-health research projects into clinical implementation, and to make electronic medical records available on demand. She also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, where she taught applied methodology courses for the Master of Public Health program.


  • Now pursuing postgraduate training in System Dynamics Simulation Modeling, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Psychology, Wesleyan University
  • PhD, Neuroscience, Rutgers University
  • BS, Physics, Cornell University

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