Alison M. Buttenheim


  • Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Atlantic on the potential need for annual COVID-19 shots like the flu, but the unlikeliness of sweeping annual COVID-19 immunization. “I just don’t think we’ll have 70 percent of U.S. adults saying, Oh, an annual COVID shot? Sure.”

  • Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in The Washington Post about cities lifting mask and proof of vaccination mandates as COVID-19 restrictions eased. 

  • Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) were recently named members of a new National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine committee that will assess future prospects for the broader use of behavioral economics in public policy.

Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Term Endowed Professorship in Global Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy
Director of Engagement, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Associate Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007


  • Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation : Alison M. Buttenheim on Building the evidence base for effective COVID-19 vaccine demand creation in a dynamic environment
  • Penn LDI: Alison M. Buttenheim on "When Everyone's Eligible, What Happens to Vaccine Equity?"
  • Penn Arts and Sciences : Alison M. Buttenheim on Dear Pandemic – Amplifying the Science