Amy Bucher, Ph.D.

Chief Behavioral Officer

There has never been a person who could straighten others by bending themselves.

Dr. Bucher joined Lirio in May of 2021 and currently serves as the Chief Behavioral Officer. She leads a team of behavioral scientists and designers with diverse backgrounds and interests to design, deliver, and evaluate solutions that drive better health outcomes. Dr. Bucher also serves as Co-Director of Lirio’s Behavioral Reinforcement Learning Lab (BReLL) with Dr. Chris Symons.

Dr. Bucher holds an M.A & Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has over 17 years of digital health experience in Consumer Tech, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy and Consulting.

Dr. Bucher is the author of Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change, a 2020 Kirkus top indie book. She also authored several scientific publications on behavior change and intervention design



Fun Facts

Favorite artist: My favorite musical artist is R.E.M., but the artistic medium I enjoy the most is writing. I love a good novel and especially a thriller or mystery.

Favorite thing as a child: Related to the above, reading! I learned how to read before I started kindergarten and used to tote books to school so I could sneak chapters. I have special nostalgia for Ramona and the Baby-Sitters Club.

Special Hobbies/Interests: I’m not going to say reading again! I love to cook and bake, and my husband and I are enthusiastic world travelers.

Location: Boston, MA

Other fun facts: Despite being allergic to cats, I have three: Mac, Charlie, and Jackie Daytona.

Extra Credit

  • PhD in Organizational Psychology
  • MA in Organizational Psychology