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Community Scholars In-Residence 2017-2018

Congratulations to our Community Scholars In-Residence for 2017-2018, Akin Oyalowo, M.D., Joseph Benci Ph.D., MPH and Yujue Wang, M.D., Ph.D.! Through this program— • Scholars develop relationships with a community research partner of their choosing, identify research opportunities, and co-develop … Read more

Social Media and Hepatitis B Awareness

Assessing the Potential for Using Social Media to Increase Hepatitis B Awareness in Philadelphia ABSTRACT While screening for hepatitis B (HBV) among high-risk young adults is critical for preventing retransmission and receiving earlier treatment, few studies have been focused on … Read more

AUDIO: Knowledge@Wharton:Kevin Volpp on How Behavioral Economics Could Solve America’s Health Care Woes

UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, appeared on Knowledge@Wharton with Dan Loney to discuss health care reform and how behavioral economics help explain the challenges of insuring the largest number of people possible. Dr. Volpp and Dartmouth professor Jonathan Skinner addressed these issues in a JAMA … Read more

The 2017 Student Public Health Pitch Competition ! Meet the Winners in this PRC Video

  Learn more about the Pitch Competition and the Penn student winners in this video.   At the Student Public Health Pitch Competition on April 27th, Penn students presented a wide-ranging list of public health issues including: “End of Life Conversations with LGBT … Read more

Congratulations: PRC Lead Doug Wiebe, Phd, Winner of the 2017 Kenneth Rothman EPIDEMIOLOGY Prize

Doug Wiebe, PhD, PRC Training Core Lead, is the 2017 winner of the Rothman Epidemiology Prize. Selected by the Editors and Editorial Board of Epidemiology, Wiebe received an award of $5000 which is funded from a private endowment and given annually for the best … Read more

Studying Health Behavior Change: Research Methods @ the UPenn PRC with Director Kevin Volpp

Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and researchers Frances Barg, PhD, Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Amy Jordan, PhD, and Jason Karlawish, MD, discuss their approaches to health behavior change research in a video about research methods at the UPenn PRC.