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Penn Researchers Awarded Nearly $10 Million to Study Health Effects of Investment in Black Neighborhoods to Address Structural Racism

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A research team led by CHIBE-affiliated faculty members and PIs Eugenia South, MD, MS, and Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, MPhil, has been awarded nearly $10 million from the NIH to conduct a randomized controlled trial of concentrated investment in Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia to address structural racism as a fundamental cause of poor health. Previous research in Philadelphia has shown that life expectancy for people living in poor, predominantly Black neighborhoods, such as around Strawberry Mansion, is 20 years lower than for people living in the nearby affluent, predominantly White neighborhoods of Old City and Society Hill in the City….

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National Academy of Medicine Recognizes Dr. Roberto as a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has recognized Christina Roberto, PhD, CHIBE Associate Director and the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, as one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. The Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program is an initiative that allows scholars to “collaborate with the NAM and its members across fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine, and spark transformative change to improve health for all,” according to a NAM press release. Dr. Roberto and the…

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Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey wins Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from National Academy of Medicine

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Congratulations to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, on winning the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics’ External Advisory Board. The award — a medal and $40,000 — recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey will receive the award October 18, 2021, at NAM’s annual meeting. “Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey’s pioneering work has truly shifted the paradigm of health and health care access in the US, as she recognized that creating…

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Kevin Mahoney Recognized as Health Care Leader by Philadelphia Business Journal

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Congratulations to Kevin Mahoney, MBA, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and member of CHIBE’s Internal Advisory Board, on being recognized by The Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2021 leader in health care. The Philadelphia Business Journal selected 17 individuals as this year’s Leaders in Health Care, who will be celebrated at an event on October 14, 2021. The honorees have backgrounds in a range of areas including hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance, and urgent care clinics. “Each of them demonstrated immense leadership in the face of the global public health crisis, further building on a history of excellence…

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CHIBE Q&A with Torrey Shirk, Senior Research Coordinator

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Get to know Torrey Shirk, a senior research coordinator affiliated with the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) through our CHIBE Q&A! You recently joined our team as a senior research coordinator working with Dr. Amol Navathe and the Payment Insights Team. What kind of work were you involved in prior to coming here? Prior to joining the Payment Insights Team, I worked as a clinical research project manager for a medical device company focused on orthopedic, mostly spine, implants. In that role, I worked on preparing manuscripts for publication, and I am an author on a few…

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What We Learned From the Philly Vax Sweepstakes

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What impact did the Philly Vax Sweepstakes — a large-scale, high-payoff vaccine regret lottery program — have on Philadelphia’s COVID-19 vaccination rates? The Philly Vax Sweepstakes was a vaccine incentive program launched in the summer of 2021 by the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), Wharton’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG), the City of Philadelphia, and the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. Read CHIBE’s original story on the sweepstakes to learn more about the design of this program. Wharton Doctoral Candidate Linnea Gandhi, the lead author on a recent SSRN pre-print on this topic, spoke with CHIBE about…

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New Job Opportunities

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The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is looking for interested candidates in the following positions, which will involve work with Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) faculty and staff: –   Statistical Analyst A/B at Penn. Learn more and apply here. Interested candidates can also contact CHIBE Associate Director for Data Analytics Dr. Jingsan Zhu directly at jingsan@pennmedicine.upenn.edu for fast track application and review.   –   Food Policy & Food Systems Faculty Position at Penn. Learn more and apply here.   –   Research Project Manager A/B at Penn. Learn more and apply here.   –   Assistant…

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CHIBE Q&A with SUMR Scholar Devin Brown

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The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR), founded in 2000 by Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and Wharton School’s Health Care Management Department, is a summer internship that connects undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups to research groups in health services, population health, and clinical epidemiology at Penn. These scholars work with Penn faculty members on mentored research projects and present their projects at the End of SUMR Research Symposium. Several SUMR scholars, including Devin Brown from the University of Oklahoma, worked with Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) faculty members. Brown is Class of…

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Dr. Emily Largent Elected to Penn’s Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee

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Congratulations to Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, the Emanuel & Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and CHIBE-affiliated faculty member, on her election to Perelman School of Medicine’s (PSOM) Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee. This committee provides input on policies, procedures, curriculum, and faculty well-being at PSOM, according to Senate Chair Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd. Medical school faculty meet monthly and serve as liaisons between the committee and their departments, centers, or institutes. This year, the committee will pay particular attention to culture at PSOM and the wider community and will discuss issues such as…

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Dr. Rinad Beidas Named New Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit

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Congratulations to Rinad Beidas, PhD, on her appointment as the new director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit. The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system leveraging insights from behavioral science to design and test approaches to make it easier for clinicians to make the right decisions toward better quality care and improved outcomes. It was launched in 2016 as a joint collaboration between the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and was led by founding director Mitesh Patel, MD,…

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