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    CHIBE’s research uses behavioral economics to improve health.

    Researchers at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics investigate how principles of behavioral economics can be applied to a wide variety of public health concerns. Our findings inform policy, improve health care delivery and increase healthy behaviors. Use this section to learn more about the research topics our investigators focus on here at CHIBE.

    Our Research Areas

    • Healthy Eating
    • Mental Health
    • Digital Health & Technology
    • Vaccines
    • Medication Adherence
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Physical Activity
    • Health Equity
    • Provider Payment
    • Chronic Disease Management
    • Global Health
    • Clinician Behavior
    • End-of-Life Decisions
    • Other Research Areas

    What People Are Saying

    • Angela Duckworth headshot

      “What I admire most about CHIBE is its interdisciplinary approach to improving health outcomes. I don’t know of any organization like it.”

      Angela Duckworth
      CHIBE Affiliate
    • Troyen Brennan headshot

      “I regard the CHIBE team as the best health services researchers in the country. Their combined strength is consistently casting new light on the way our complicated health care system works.”

      Troyen Brennan
      former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for CVS Health and Aetna
    • Mark Smith headshot

      “Incentives are important everywhere and in everything we do. But figuring out which are the right incentives for the right behaviors for the right people – there’s a science to that. It’s not intuitive. CHIBE is the best in the world at applying that science and solving a broad array of health care problems.”

      Mark Smith
      Former External Advisory Board Member
    • Rebekah Gee headshot

      “I admire CHIBE for actively seeking practical solutions to some of today’s most challenging public health concerns through innovative research and collaboration that focus on improving value and quality of care.”

      Rebekah Gee
      Former External Advisory Board Member
    • Rachel Nugent headshot

      “While most of CHIBE’s work is aimed at improving the lives of people in the United States and Philadelphia communities, CHIBE’s influence extends globally to populations that benefit from its behavioral insights in research publication and direct research. CHIBE very intentionally devises ways to create capacity for behavioral economics research in low- and middle-income countries.”

      Rachel Nugent
      CHIBE External Advisory Board Member