Kevin Volpp

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


Studying Health Behavior Change: Research Methods @ the UPenn PRC with Director Kevin Volpp

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.  


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


Framing Financial Incentives For the Overweight & Obese – PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

A study by PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and other health behavior researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows that financial incentives for increasing physical activity are highly effective among the population of overweight and obese. “Most workplace wellness programs typically … 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