Poverty, Productivity, and Cognitive Function

103 McNeil
October 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Speaker Biographies: 

Dr. Heather Schofield is an Assistant Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School. 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.

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