Behavioral Economics

PRC Director Kevin Volpp featured in NYTimes The Upshot: How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

In The New York Times The Upshot, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School resident physician, Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P., looks at how the field of behavioral economics contributes to improving provider performance and patient engagement in health care decisions and, in … Read more


Replacing the Affordable Care Act – a JAMA Viewpoint by PRC Director Kevin Volpp

In the April 3 issue of JAMA, UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Jonathan S. Skinner, PhD, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discuss how research about behavioral economics in health care is useful when considering the challenges of replacing … Read more


NEJM Patient Engagement Insights Report: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Namita S. Mohta, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, analyze the second NEJM Catalyst Insights Council Survey on Patient Engagement. The majority of the respondents to the online survey sent in … Read more


VIDEO: Kevin Volpp: Broadening Health Care’s Product Offerings @ NEJM Catalyst

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD. NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Talk “Broadening Health Care’s Product Offerings.” http://catalyst.nejm.org/videos/broadening-health-cares-product-offerings/


AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award: PRC Director Kevin Volpp and PRC Researcher David Asch

PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and PRC Researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, were recognized for their significant contribution to the fields of health services research and health policy with the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award. Volpp, MD, PhD, is the founding … Read more


On NPR: PRC Director Kevin Volpp and New Strategies For Health Behavior Changes

On NPR’s Health News, PRC Director, Kevin Volpp, MD, discussed new strategies for changing health behaviors.     Volpp suggests that “commitment contracts” produce better results than traditional workplace rewards programs when it comes to tying financial incentives to goals. … Read more