Behavioral Economics

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


Kevin Volpp in JAMA – Price Transparency Not a Panacea for High Health Care Costs

In a JAMA editorial, UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, discusses whether price transparency helps lower the cost of health care when pricing of services is a choice tool for  deciding on a health care plan. Responding to a … Read more


Team-based Goals Enhance Incentives to Increase Physical Activity

      In the March 15, 2016 issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine,  UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, and co-authors reported on a study to compare the effectiveness of … Read more