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Top 10 CHIBE Blog Posts in 2019

Harsha Thirumurthy asks a question at CHIBE's symposium

Before we head into 2020, here’s a look back at CHIBE’s most popular blog posts from 2019. Our most frequented stories spanned from event coverage, to photos and video, to major accomplishments, Q&As, and awards.

1) 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop
This December, CHIBE and LDI hosted #PHS2019, which brought together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, sociology and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health. This event was convened by Atheendar Venkataramani, PhD, MD, MPhil; Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, and Willa Friedman, PhD.

2) The Evidence on Health Behavior Incentives in State Medicaid Programs
At the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, CHIBE affiliated faculty member Charlene Wong, MD, led a panel in which investigators discussed the latest evidence on the impact of these incentives on healthy behaviors among Medicaid beneficiaries.

3) Transforming Mental Health Care with Behavioral Economics Implementation Science
Watch as Rinad Beidas, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and co-PI of the University of Pennsylvania’s ALACRITY Center, discusses the center’s main projects and goals.

4) CHIBE, UPenn Researchers Seek to Combat HIV in South Africa Using Behavioral Insights
Two CHIBE directors and University of Pennsylvania faculty members – Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD – are leading a team that has proposed to use behavioral insights to end the world’s largest HIV epidemic.

5) Penn Roybal Center Hosts 11th Annual Retreat
CHIBE’s retreat together members of our center and Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR), who collaborate on the recently renewed National Institutes of Health’s P30 Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health.

6) Q&A: Senior Qualitative Research Scientist Tamar Klaiman
Hear what Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH, has to say about the value of qualitative research in this Q&A.

7) Penn Roybal Retreat Photos 2019
Did you attend our Roybal Retreat? Find yourself in these photos from Hershey, PA.

8) Scott Halpern Wins Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Congratulations to Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, who received the Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from Penn Medicine. “This award is truly humbling – and probably more important to me than any other I’ve received,” he said.

9) CHIBE, BCFG Discuss How to Create Habit Formation for Behaviors
This roundtable, hosted by CHIBE and the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, was sponsored by WW and was designed to form new collaborations and spark new ideas on how to create healthy habits and lasting behavior change.

10) CHIBE, PAIR Awarded 2 Roybal Centers
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Roybal Centers to CHIBE Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, Director of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center.