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
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
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
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
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.