University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
3401 Market Street
Suite 320

Phone: 215-573-4519
Fax: 215-573-8778
Email: schmidth@mail.med.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management

Harald Schmidt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine


Harald Schmidt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and a Research Associate at CHIBE. His background is in bioethics and health policy analysis. Harald’s research areas include personal responsibility for health, public health ethics and fairness in health care priority setting. He has worked on the development of a normative framework for consideration of the ethical issues raised by incentive policies by providers in both the private and public sector, and current projects apply, test and refine this framework. He is also interested in conceptual distinctions between ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ approaches; the acceptability of using incentive approaches in health and non-health settings; and what can be learned from cross-country comparisons. The overall goal of his research is to combine robust conceptual and empirical work to contribute to more evidence-based, equitable and efficient health care policy and practice.