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University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
416 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard

Phone: 215-573-5314
Email: abutt@nursing.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Global Health Medication Adherence

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, CHIBE
Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women's Health
Associate Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Division of Health Policy in Perelman School of Medicine
Director of Engagement at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
CHIBE Steering Committee


Dr. Alison Buttenheim is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy. Her research addresses persistent behavior change challenges in public and global health. Using the techniques and frameworks of behavioral economics, Alison designs, trials, and scales innovative interventions in the areas of vaccine acceptance, smoking cessation, reproductive health, cancer prevention, and vector control. A recognized evaluation expert, Alison has consulted on several impact evaluation studies in international settings, including village midwife and microfinance programs in Indonesia, school feeding schemes in Laos, and improved sanitation in urban Bangladesh.