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LDI eMagazine: Photo Page – 2017 Penn/CMU Roybal Behavioral Economics Retreat

The 10th annual University of Pennsylvania/Carnegie Mellon University Roybal Behavioral Economics Retreat convened at the Skytop Lodge and Conference Center here in the Poconos. In the Evergreen Ballroom (above), Associate Professor at Penn’s School of Nursing and LDI Senior Fellow Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, leads a workshop on behavioral studies design. Two organizations collaborate in the ongoing NIH P30 Center of Excellence Roybal research program: Penn’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), and CMU’s Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR).   imageimage Skytop Lodge (above, left) is a massive complex that sits atop a Pocono plateau and hides much of its bulk underground. Originally opened in the Roaring Twenties as an elegant mountain getaway for well-heeled Philadelphians, its grounds include 30 miles of hiking trails. Above, right, surveying the view from the Lodge’s observation desk is Joanne Levy, MBA, Deputy Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and Associate Director of the Wharton School’s Health Care Management PhD Program. imageimage The two-day gathering held its main sessions in the Lodge’s Evergreen Ballroom (above, left) where CHIBE Director and LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, (above, right) welcomed attendees and recapped the rapid changes now occurring across the behavioral sciences field as well as the latest work of CHIBE’s scientists, many of whom are LDI Senior Fellows. He noted that over the last year, the group members had published 349 papers on research topics ranging from medication adherence and mobile monitoring devices to weight loss strategies and end-of-life care. “More importantly,” he sad, “we’re seeing a lot of impact in the field from the work these researchers are doing.” Volpp also unveiled CHIBE’s new Annual Report. image View the rest of the images and the story at LDI eMagazine.