Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics News Archive

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Kevin Volpp Featured as Keynote Speaker in GHDonline Video Interview about Designing Provider Incentives

Source: GHDonline, December 7, 2015

As part of the GHDonline's Breakthrough Opportunities Event Series, Kevin Volpp was featured as the first Keynote Speaker in a video interview about designing provider incentives. In the video, Kevin shares his latest work on how lessons from behavioral economics and psychology can be leveraged to develop design principles for financial and nonfinancial provider incentives.

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Heather Schofield Featured in NPR Story Examining the Economic Consequences of Poor Sleep in India

Source: NPR, December 2, 2015

Heather Schofield's research was recently featured in a NPR story entitled "A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think." In the story, Heather discusses the real-world impact that chronic sleep deprivation could have on how people make decisions

New York Times Article on Wearable Devices Highlights JAMA Op-Ed Piece by Mitesh Patel

Source: The New York Times, November 16, 2015 

A New York Times Article entitled "Assessing the Fitness of Wearable Tech" highlighted an opinion piece featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by Mitesh Patel along with David Asch and Kevin Volpp.   

8th annual Penn-CMU Roybal Center Retreat

Source: LDI E-Magazine, October 22. 2015

The Penn-CMU Roybal Center Retreat brings together academic experts from Penn's LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR). This year, the retreat featured an array of events including several faculty presentations, CHIBE "Mad Libs" and a team-building scavenger hunt.

White House Executive Order Mandates the Incorporation of Behavioral Economic Principals into Daily Government Operations

Source:  LDI E-Magazine, September 29, 2015

Kevin Volpp's research was cited in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) 2015 Annual Report that led to an executive order, signed by President Obama, mandating the incorporation of behavioral economic principals into daily government operations. Kevin Volpp attended the White House ceremony to mark the signing of the order by President Obama.

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Recent Washington Post Article Highlights HeartStrong Study

Source: The Washington Post, September 5, 2015

A recent Washington Post article, featuring David Asch, highlighted CHIBE's HeartStrong Study. The study, funded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, is currently testing new ways to motivate medication adherence - including greater involvement from friends and family in supporting adherence and the possibility to win daily financials incentives when successfully adhering to prescribed medication regiments.

The Economics of Sleep, Part 2

Source:, July 16, 2015

Listen to new Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy faculty member, Heather Schofield, discuss the economics of sleep with Stephen J. Dubner in the latest installment of Freakonomics Radio.

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