Heather Schofield (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in Science entitled, "Informing Sleep Policy Through Field Experiences: Evidence is Particularly Needed from Poorer Communities." This research identifies several high-priority sleep research areas to inform policy-making and discusses the existence of very different barriers to healthy sleep across different contexts and even across individuals implies the need for a diverse set of sleep policy tools.
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University, 2014
Heather Schofield, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Schofield is an economist studying development, health, and behavioral economics. Two primary ongoing areas of research include the role of health human capital (nutrition, pain management, adequate sleep) in economic productivity, cognitive function, and decision-making and the role of financial and social incentives in promoting healthy behaviors. Dr. Schofield completed her Ph.D. in Business Economics, MS in Global Health and Population, and BA in Economics at Harvard University.