Alison Buttenheim

One Year After Disneyland: Buttenheim & Asch on Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance

In a JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint, UPenn PRC Researchers Alison Buttenheim, PhD, and David Asch, MD, look at the 2014 Disney measles outbreak and what it showed about the effect of vaccination refusal on disease risk. Since the outbreak, parents continue … Read more


Whooping Cough On the Rise: How to Improve Caregiver Booster Immunization Rates?

Whooping cough has increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death. Most are infected by a caregiver who has not received a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster, so caregiver immunization is … Read more


UPenn PRC’s Alison Buttenheim Looks at Innovative Strategy For Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Academic Research Communities

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002965541500038X Strategic planning for research priorities in schools of nursing requires consensus building and engagement of key stakeholders. However, traditional approaches to strategic planning using work groups and committees sometimes result in low rates of faculty participation and fail to … Read more