Kevin Volpp and David Mandell will lead the new NIMH-funded Penn ALACRITY Center. The Penn ALACRITY Center—one of two NIMH-funded Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness—will launch with three projects to enhance treatment for people served through publicly-funded mental health systems. For more information about the new center and projects click here.
Penn News features the Quartet Pilot Program winners and the program is discussed by Irma Elo and Kevin Volpp: Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding.
A new study from Mitesh Patel, and co-authors Kevin Volpp and David Asch finds financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity among teams are most effective when the participants are rewarded for a combination of individual and team performance.
In an LDI Health Economist article, Kevin Volpp suggests the health-care system should focus on helping people make healthy-behavior changes.
Kevin G. Volpp received the National Institutes of Health 2015 Matilda White Riley Award and gives named lecture at NIH's 20th Anniversary Celebration of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, read more in this announcement from Penn Medicine. Last year's winner of this prestigious award was Samuel H. Preston.
Kevin Volpp was senior author on a study which has found that various financial incentives help people quit smoking.
In an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics, Kevin Volpp and co-author Mitesh S. Patel offer strategies for helping children make better food choices.
Kevin G. Volpp discusses his research on temptation bundling on Knowledge@Wharton in the article "Using ‘The Hunger Games’ to Encourage Healthier Choices."
According to Kevin Volpp employer-based wellness incentives are not as simple as just paying someone for doing the right thing.
Kevin G. Volpp's study on weight loss incentives and hihs recently published article in the Annals of Internal Medicine are highlighted in a press release in the Penn News.
Kevin G. Volpp is quoted about the expanding interest in using cash as an incentive for dieters to lose weight on NPR.
In Forbes, Kevin Volpp says, “We need serious rethinking about what happens when medication is dispensed.”
Kevin G. Volpp provided an update on the "Way to Health' automated research infrastructure and patient engagement system at the Penn-Carnegie Mellon University Roybal Center Retreat.
Penn researchers David A. Asch and Kevin Volpp say automated strategies to engage patients at home are key to improving health outcomes.
Kevin Volpp comments on employers linking health-insurance policies to medical tests.