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

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

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
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 problems in global maternal-child health through community-based behavior change interventions.  Using the techniques and frameworks of behavioral economics, Alison is examining how to change parent behaviors to improve child health, with active projects in the areas of vaccine acceptance, community-based vector control, oral rehydration therapy, and oral hygiene.  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.