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Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics Research

CHIBE researchers apply concepts from the field of behavioral economics to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that improve health and build knowledge about efficacy, cost and effectiveness. 

Basic Science Core Request for Applications

The Basic Science Core aims to support laboratory or low-cost field studies that will shed light on mechanisms that can generate behavior change.  In contrast to previous large-scale field studies, which have often combined multiple mechanisms into one intervention in order to maximize impact on behavior, basic science projects supported by the Core focus on disentangling and precisely identifying the impacts of individual mechanisms.  CHIBE researchers interested in applying for project support can click here for more information.



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Smarter Big Data for a Healthy Pennsylvania: Changing the Paradigm of Healthcare

Principal Investigators: Polsky / Volpp

The goal of this project is to improve the health of Pennsylvanians at an individual, community, and population level by changing the paradigm of medical care and health care delivery to predicting and preventing onset, exacerbation, and advancement of disease rather than principally reacting to clinical events with expensive treatments. Using medical record data with linkages to administrative claims, wearable monitor data, and social media data, we will develop algorithms to better predict clinical events in the hospital, at home, and in the community. The proposed project will expand an established and highly successful minority health services research training program to provide opportunities for training in big-data research to support the career development of under-represented minorities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Funded by: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

CEA in CTN: Bup/Nal Treatment for Opioid Addicted Youth

Principal Investigator: Polsky

The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN), as a network of community treatment providers, provides a ready platform for researching innovative strategies for the treatment of drug abuse and addiction.  This research involves a comprehensive cost-effectiveness analysis of an ongoing clinical trial studying buprenorphine/naloxone-facilitated rehabilitation for opioid dependent adolescents/young adults.

Funded by: National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Addiction 

Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services

Principal Investigator: Polsky

The goal of this project is to establish the relationship between competition and quality in the home health industry and the relationship between competition and the market-based reform of the Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI).  This project will test whether competition improves quality, whether HHQI improves quality, and whether HHQI is more likely to improve quality in more competitive markets. 

Funded by: National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging / National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute