Alison M. Buttenheim


  • Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing the pros and cons of incentivizing people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Buttenheim talks about the behavioral science behind financial incentives and how they may not apply to the COVID-19 vaccination context.

  • Alison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about the fair ethical allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Buttenheim was quoted discussing how to distribute vaccines when the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.

  • Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed on KYW Radio's Flashpoint about the vaccine rollout and public reaction to the vaccine.

Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor of Health Policy

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


  • 2019 MacArthur 100 and Change Competition: Alison M. Buttenheim and Harsha Thirumurthy on Behavioral Solutions to End the World's Largest HIV Epidemic
  • Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics: Alison M. Buttenheim on Using Behavioral Insights to Maximize Vaccine Coverage
  • Penn Nursing Science: Alison M. Buttenheim on How Intentionally Unvaccinated Students Put Others at Risk