933 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-746-8256
Email: kit.delgado@uphs.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management Clinician Behavior mHealth & Wearables

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at Perelman School of Medicine


Kit Delgado, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and a practicing trauma center emergency physician.  He leads the Behavioral Science & Analytics For Injury Reduction (BeSAFIR) lab, which applies data science and behavioral economics for preventing injuries and improving trauma and emergency care.  He has developed a novel line of research leveraging smartphone technology and behavioral economic interventions for injury prevention with a focus on reducing motor vehicle crashes due to distracted and alcohol-impaired driving.  Second, he is testing behavioral economic interventions to promote opioid stewardship for acute and post-operative pain management.  Finally, he conducts health services research to optimize trauma and emergency care systems.

His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.  He is a Leonard Davis Institute Health Economics (LDI) Senior Fellow and a faculty member in Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research (CECPR), the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP).  He is also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities.