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Future Health Outcomes: The Rise of Experimental Behavior Health Economics

by James Angel and Chad Stecher


In a not-so-distant future, the world could witness a remarkable transformation in healthcare, where the power of behavioral economics, human creativity and technology converge. It is a time of immense possibilities, where the full integration of cutting-edge advancements will reshape the way we understand human behavior and improve our well-being. Experimental forms of behavioral economics will serve as the bedrock to our understanding of and interaction with these future-forward systems. In this vision of the future, Dr. Stecher*s research paves the way for these user-made, personalized healthcare systems that seamlessly integrate emerging technologies, to influence healthier choices, promote positive habit formation, and address psychological barriers to whole health and well-being.

A future where each individual becomes an active participant in their own enhanced health outcomes. A future where health and happiness are within everyone’s reach. 

About the process

by James Angel

 I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Stecher on his groundbreaking and important research. From the very beginning, the process was an exciting and experimental journey, perfectly blending the realms of art and science. Dr. Stecher’s unwavering engagement, combined with his willingness to foster creative freedom while remaining open to divergent ideas, truly propelled our collaboration forward.

As we delved deeper into the project, we carefully examined various themes and approaches, continuously refining our vision to create the most authentic representation of the research itself. It became a fascinating exploration of human innovation and excellence, aiming to positively impact the lives of individuals and entire populations through the implementation of behavioral interventions that will shape future health outcomes.

Together, we embarked on a creative odyssey, seamlessly integrating the realms of art and research to tell a remarkable story. It is a story of the remarkable potential inherent within humanity to effect meaningful change, elevating the quality of daily life for countless individuals. Through our collaboration, we sought to highlight the transformative power of promoting positive behavioral interventions, ultimately guiding humanity towards a future of improved well-being and vitality.

Dr. Stecher’s guidance and support throughout the journey were instrumental in allowing our creative process to flourish. His commitment to the project, coupled with his openness to fresh perspectives, enabled us to push boundaries and unlock new artistic possibilities. The result is an artistic narrative that resonates with the inherent beauty of human existence, blending scientific rigor with artistic expression.

In conclusion, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Dr. Stecher’s research, and to be part of a collaborative endeavor that bridges the gap between art and science. Together, we have woven a compelling story that celebrates the boundless potential of human creativity, innovation, and behavioral interventions in shaping a future of enhanced health outcomes

Meet the Team

Artist: James Angel

James Angel*s journey is a testament to passion and perseverance. From humble beginnings, the dedication to his craft has led to a list of meaningful contributions both here and away, solidifying his reputation as a formidable creative.

Now, Angel is recognized as a leading provider of high-visibility site-responsive art fulfillment strategies across some of the nation*s largest industries. Regularly partnering with prestigious art advisory groups, like The Art Makery, he builds quality outcomes through targeted design resolutions. Through the transformative power of art, he continues to shape and inspire the world. 

Researcher: Chad Stecher

Chad Stecher is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Dr. Stecher is a behavioral health economist and his research has recently focused on the habit formation process and the design of interventions to establish and maintain healthy habits. For this research, Dr. Stecher has tested several different mobile health interventions for promoting habitual physical activity, mindfulness meditation, and medication adherence both in the U.S. and in Sub-Saharan Africa. This work has identified successful techniques for initiating and maintaining health behaviors, and has described how these approaches can be personalized to further increase their efficacy. 

Closer Look:

Medium: mixed media painting + Nine framed digital prints

Specifications: one 4×5 ft – nine 12 x 16 inches

Cost of Piece:

$5,800 Painting
$1,800 Framed prints, each