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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.  


Presentations: UPenn PRC Food/Obesity Symposium April 2017

POWERPOINT: UPenn PRC Food/Obesity Symposium 2017 Keynote : Margo Wootan POWERPOINT: UPenn PRC Food/Obesity Symposium 2017 Keynote : Mariana Chilton POWERPOINT: UPenn PRC Food/Obesity Symposium 2017 : Alice Ammerman POWERPOINT: UPenn PRC Food/Obesity Symposium 2017 : Cheryl Bettigole POWERPOINT: UPenn … Read more


Congratulations to Penn undergrad Ben Young & collaborators on winning the Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize for The Fresh Box

from left to right: Marc Singer (judge), Nadya Shmavonian (judge), Danielle Wolfe (judge), Fresh Box team members Lauren Kruglinski, Benjamin Young, and Robin Kendall, Julie Franklin (funder of the prize), Kat Rosqueta (executive director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy), and … Read more