About the Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health 


CHIBE faculty collaborated with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University to create the Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health in 2009 with support from a five-year P30 center grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct translational research on aging. One of 13 Roybal Centers in the U.S., the Penn-CMU Center specializes in research and dissemination strategies that foster the translation of behavioral economic theories to improve health-promoting behaviors and health care delivery in older adults. 

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University comprises the Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health. See our People page for details.  Scientists from the fields of medicine, economics, psychology, statistics, law, epidemiology and other disciplines work together on projects such as improving diabetes glucose control through peer counseling and incentives, examining whether information format affects food choice, and using technology to promote mental acuity in older adults.  For a description of our ongoing projects, see our Research page. 

Penn-CMU Roybal Center Leadership

Kevin Volpp, Director

George Loewenstein, Co-Director


    • Edward R. Roybal

Edward Ross "Ed" Roybal