PRC Researchers in the News

Advances in Alzheimer’s imaging are changing the experience of Alzheimer’s disease

Stites, S.D., Milne, R., Karlawish, J. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring Volume 10, 1 January 2018, Pages 285-300 PRC Investigator, Dr. Jason Karlawish joined S.D. Stites and R. Milne to study how a bio marker-based diagnosis can … Read more


Coverage of Hawaii’s ban on certain sunscreens and the risks involved

Hawaii proposed and then passed a bill banning sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to “preserve marine ecosystems.” PRC director and Penn professor, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, co-authored an op-ed for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser titled, “Suncreens save lives, have … Read more


A national survey of young women’s beliefs about quitting indoor tanning: implications for health communication messages

    Amy Bleakley, Amy Jordan, Morgan E Ellithorpe, DeAnn Lazovich, Sara Grossman, Karen Glanz Translational Behavioral Medicine, ibx007, https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibx007 Published: March 15, 2018 Indoor tanning is a risk factor for skin cancer, particularly among young, white women. Our researchers found that persuasive health messages that … Read more


Viewpoint Op Ed: Don’t let a single diagnosis define the patient

In the November 6 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Karen Glanz shares her father’s experience with health care and offers ideas on how we handle patients and their diagnosis in the future. While shared and electronic medical records have many benefits, … Read more


PRC Director, Karen Glanz Appointed to The Editorial Board: American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Karen Glanz was recently appointed to the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “Members of the AJPM editorial board perform myriad services for the journal including peer reviewing, recommending reviewers in their areas of expertise, serving as guest editors … 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