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Team to Study Income Volatility and Uncertainty on Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Could income instability increase the rate of aging and be detrimental to physical and psychological health among the poor? This is a question that a research team led by Assistant Professor of Health Policy Heather Schofield, PhD, will be examining, thanks to an R01 from the National Institute on Aging. The team was awarded $2.5 million for a four-year randomized controlled trial to study the consequences of income volatility and uncertainty on mental health, wellbeing, and biomarkers of stress. One of the difficulties people experiencing poverty have is not just a low income, but how unpredictable and unstable their earnings…

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Inflation Reduction Act Includes Fix for Issues with Medicare Part D Design First Proposed by Penn Team

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President Joe Biden recently signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, and while much has been discussed about the various provisions of this Act, one of its underappreciated parts is the section on the changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit design, according to Professor of Medicine and CHIBE Associate Director Jalpa Doshi, PhD. This section fixes issues with the Medicare Part D design that were highlighted by a team at the University of Pennsylvania led by Dr. Doshi. This team worked on a series of papers that demonstrated that patient out-of-pocket costs (that were “too much and…

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The Best—and Worst—Nudges, According to CHIBE Affiliates   

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One of the tools behavioral economists use to influence people’s behavior is a nudge. What exactly is a nudge? Richard Thaler, PhD, and Cass Sunstein, JD, are credited with popularizing the term in their book “Nudge,” saying: “A nudge, as we will use the term, is any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives. To count as a mere nudge, the intervention must be easy and cheap to avoid. Nudges are not mandates. Putting fruit at eye level counts as a nudge. Banning junk…

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Roy Rosin Named One of 30 Great Chief Innovation Officers to Know

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Roy Rosin, MBA, who was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “30 Great Chief Innovation Officers to Know.” Rosin has been the Chief Innovation Officer at Penn Medicine since 2012. Becker’s Hospital Review noted that Rosin’s role was to “identify, shape and implement improvements in patient health outcomes and patient experience while testing for potential new revenue streams.” Read more on the Becker’s Hospital Review website.

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Kevin Mahoney Named to South Jersey Biz Power 50 List

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Congratulations to University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Kevin B. Mahoney, MBA, who was chosen for South Jersey Biz’s annual Power 50 list. Mahoney is a member of the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics’ (CHIBE) Internal Advisory Board. The Power 50 list recognizes leaders who make an difference in South Jersey. In the article, Mahoney gives advice to future leaders, saying: “Join your organization first, and pick your job second. It’s the people you work with who help support your success, and the organization’s mission that will propel you as you move ahead in your career. You may…

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Dr. Beidas to Join Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) bittersweetly announces that one of our associate directors – Rinad Beidas, PhD – will be moving on to become Department Chair and Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor of Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine starting September 1, 2022. “Being a part of CHIBE and the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy (MEHP) has been amongst the most meaningful professional and personal experiences of my career,” said Dr. Beidas. “I’m so grateful to Kevin Volpp and Steve Joffe for their incredible support and sponsorship of me, our…

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Dr. Alison Buttenheim Promoted to Full Professor

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Congratulations to CHIBE Scientific Director Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, who has been promoted to full professor. As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Buttenheim’s new title will be Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at Penn Nursing and Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Dr. Rinad Beidas Selected to Participate in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

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CHIBE Associate Director Rinad Beidas, PhD, has been selected as a member of the 28th cohort of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) ® program. This year-long fellowship for women faculty in the fields of medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy helps build leadership skills and offers networking and mentoring opportunities. “It is an incredible honor to be selected as part of the 28th cohort of the ELAM program,” Dr. Beidas said. “I recently collaborated on a paper published in Science Advances on how implementation science can be applied to address gender equity in the academy. In our review of the various evidence-based practices…

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