Arianna McClain

Design Research & Strategy in San Francisco, California

Arianna McClain

Design Research & Strategy in San Francisco, California

Initially overwhelmed by her first biostatistics class in college, Arianna McClain quickly learned to love data analysis as a way to discover people’s stories. As the Director of Insights at DoorDash, Arianna built and leads a team of multidisciplinary researchers who work to instill human-centered insights throughout the company.

Prior to DoorDash, Arianna was a Design Lead - focusing on Design x Data at IDEO. Among her projects at IDEO, Arianna helped Ford think about the future of multimodal transportation & worked with the city of Los Angeles to design their host bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Arianna also worked as a behavioral scientist at Stanford's School of Medicine, where she designed interventions to get people to eat healthier and be more physically active; she also consulted around digital health and behavior change for Samsung’s Strategy & Innovation Center, Nestlé Global, and multiple startups. She graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master’s in Public Health and a PhD in Health Behavior research. She is the author of numerous widely cited papers on decision-making, behavior change, and experimental design.

  • Work
    • DoorDash