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Population Studies Center: In the News

Mandatory Bundled-Payment Medicare Programs Should Stay, Penn Study Suggests

Research by Daniel Polsky and co-authors, Comparison Of Hospitals Participating In Medicare’s Voluntary And Mandatory Orthopedic Bundle Programs, published in Health Affairs was quoted in a Penn Medicine article on mandatory bundled-payment medicare programs.

--June 13, 2018

CHIBE Combats the Opioid Crisis, One ‘Nudge’ at a Time

Alison Buttenheim and co-researchers' study on the Philadelphia community's use of the Free Library staff as de facto social workers and community health specialists in preparation for an opiod overdose, was mentioned in Penn Medicine News.

--June 11, 2018

Diminished Cortical Thickness Is Associated with Impulsive Choice in Adolescence

Joseph Kable and co-authors have published an article in the Journal of Neuroscience about choices adolescents make in relation to brain development.

--June 8, 2018

Policing Poor Black Families

Dorothy Roberts was interviewed on The Dig podcast about rascism and poverty policing that pervades the child protection system.

--June 7, 2018

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Morgan Hoke – PSC Research Associate

Morgan Hoke is a Biological Anthropologist new to Penn, but already making her mark. In 2018 a new laboratory under her direction will be completed in the Penn Museum.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

The annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Take a look at past Pilot Projects here.