University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
235L Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard

Phone: 215-573-5314
Email: abutt@nursing.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Global Health Medication Adherence

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, CHIBE
Associate Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Division of Health Policy in Perelman School of Medicine
CHIBE Steering Committee


Dr. Alison Buttenheim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at the School of Nursing. Her research addresses persistent behavior change challenges in public and global. Using the techniques and frameworks of behavioral economics, Alison designs, trials, and scales innovative interventions in the areas of vaccine acceptance, smoking cessation, reproductive health, cancer prevention, and vector control. A recognized evaluation expert, Alison has consulted on several impact evaluation studies in international settings, including village midwife and microfinance programs in Indonesia, school feeding schemes in Laos, and improved sanitation in urban Bangladesh.