Kevin G. Volpp


  • PSC researcher, Kevin G. Volpp was among the speakers for The Perelman School of Medicine’s Nudge Unit, Center for Health Care Innovation, and Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics co-sponsored first national “Nudge Units in Health Care Symposium,” where health care leaders from the U.S. and Canada unanimously agreed that Penn is well positioned to use behavioral science for creating better patient outcomes.

  • PSC researchers, David S. Mandell and Kevin G. Volpp, took part in a two day retreat convened by the University of Pennsylvania ALACRITY project and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study of how behavioral economics principles might be applied to mental health services. More about this retreat can be found at Penn LDI News.

  • Kevin Volpp spoke at the NEJM Catalyst event Patient Behavior Change: Building Blocks for Success, held at Duke University.

Director, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Janet and John Haas President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor, Health Care Management

Ph.D., Health Economics, Public Policy and Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.D., Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


  • Course Sample: Kevin G. Volpp on Behavioral Economics and Decision Making
  • NEJM Catalyst Event: Kevin G. Volpp on Hardwiring Patient Engagement to Deliver Better Health
  • Kevin G. Volpp on Behavioral Economics and New Models for Health Care Delivery