Steve Goldband, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Goldband has a background in both Clinical Psychology and technology entrepreneurship. He is currently Senior Research Scientist and Director of Private Sector Initiatives of the Stanford Center on Longevity, where he works on creating new and innovative collaborations between Stanford researchers and industry to benefit the population at all ages.

Dr. Goldband has been a technology entrepreneur, worked in various management, marketing and engineering roles in several prominent Silicon Valley firms, and served on a university faculty.

He also has experience developing tools to change human behavior.  He co-founded smokeClinic, a venture that brought together state of the art behavior therapy developed with colleagues at Columbia University Medical School and Internet technologies to deliver a smoking cessation program as effective as face-to-face counseling that is scalable and low-cost.

Goldband was a software engineer and managed teams of developers at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Apple and several start-up companies, much of which was in the area of systems software, developer tools and compiler engineering. Previously Goldband was a member of the Psychology department faculty at University of Western Ontario, where he studied the psychophysiology of stress and predisposition to coronary heart disease.

Dr. Goldband received a B.A from Cornell University and a PhD in Psychology from The University at Buffalo.  He is also a photographer