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.
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.
Principal Investigators: Katherine Milkman, PhD; Jason Riis, PhD; Hengchen Dai
This project will determine what types of life transition and calendar events or temporal landmarks are most likely to motivate healthy behaviors and how to leverage these temporal landmarks to enhance peoples’ engagement in healthy activities.
Funder: NIA Penn Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health