Kevin G. Volpp


  • Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured on a recent episode of the Freakonomics MD podcast entitled, "How to Save a Stranger’s Heart," discussing his personal experience with cardiac arrest. The episode dives into the large-scale efforts to get more people certified in CPR, as performing CPR dramatically increases the likelihood of survival.

  • 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.

  • New study on Incentive Programs for smoking cessation by Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) and Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) published in the American Thoracic Society Journals was cited in a Penn LDI Blog on Population Health. 

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


  • Penn Memory Center: Kevin G.Volpp on Behavioral Insights for Whealth
  • Penn MEHP: Alison M. Buttenheim discusses Controlling COVID-19 led by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
  • Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy Online: Kevin G. Volpp on Behavioral Economics and Decision Making