Steven Michael Crane
— Academic and freelance consultant based at Stanford University
I teach and do research across a variety of fields and work with teams to coordinate projects across academia and industry. I intend to study, share, and practice the principles of life that lead to greater wisdom, peace, and prosocial engagement in the world.
Born in Arizona in 1988, I received a BA in Human Biology (with a concentration in the Psychology and Philosophy of Successful Aging) from Stanford University in 2012 and an MS in Community Health and Prevention Research from Stanford Medicine in 2019. As a speaker, teacher, and writer, I cover topics ranging from biology and psychology to behavior design, human nature, and the future of biotechnology. As a consultant and interdisciplinary research scientist, I study human behavior (especially screen time), biotechnological ethics, social connectedness, public health, and human flourishing.
My “extracurricular” priorities revolve around personal health behaviors, meditation, time in nature, and authentic social connection, particularly with my partner and much-adored two-year-old son. I live on a large cooperative property with my family and friends in the hills of Los Gatos, California.