University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School, Operations and Information Management Department
566 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street

Phone: 215-898-5873
Email: kmilkman@wharton.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management

Katherine Milkman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Wharton School
CHIBE Steering Committee


Dr. Milkman’s research documents various ways in which individuals systematically deviate from making optimal choices, and she is particularly interested in understanding what factors lead people to undersave for retirement, exercise too little, eat too much junk food, and watch too many lowbrow films. Her current research is investigating ways to increase the rate at which people get flu shots, eat health foods, and visit the gym.