PatternHealth conducted a Q&A with CHIBE Associate Director Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, as part of their interview series featuring thought leaders in research and healthcare. Here’s a snippet from the interview:
What are you working on right now that you’re excited about?
I am very excited about “Indlela: Behavioural Insights for Better Health.” Indlela is an HIV-focused “Nudge Unit” in South Africa that Harsha Thirumurthy and I launched with colleagues from HE2RO in South Africa and from the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics here at Penn, with funding from the Gates Foundation. Indlela seeks to build capacity in behavioral science and its application to HIV care among the research and service provider communities in South Africa. Our first year is looking a little different than we planned, but we have several initiatives underway and lots of momentum building.