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: Asch / Volpp
Co-investigators: Bellamy, Halpern, Glanz, Goldberg, Groeneveld, Karlawish, Kimmel, Kuna, Loewenstein, Rozin, Shea, Troxel, Zauberman
David A. Asch, MD, MBA and Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD are developing IT infrastructure that will deploy clinical and behavioral research studies to advance the science at the intersection of behavioral economics and health. The project is called Way to Health. For more information see: waytohealth.org
Funded by: National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
Principal Investigator: Pack, Co-Investigator: Kuna
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) helps patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing problems to keep their airways open while sleeping. This study seeks to shed light on the effect of CPAP treatment on cardiovascular risk factors in obese and lean patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.