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.