Who: Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, MHA

When: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 12 – 1 pm

Where: 251 Biomedical Research Bldg, (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Finkelstein will provide an introduction and overview of the role of traditional and behavioral economics in preventing chronic disease and cover the theoretical motivation for why these strategies are likely to be effective, present results of a literature review on their effectiveness and results from his recent studies. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of how these strategies, combined with an increase in wearable technology, are likely to further promote healthy behaviors in the future.

Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, is Executive Center Director of Lien Centre for Palliative Care and Professor of the Signature Research Program in Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School and Research Professor at Duke University Global Health Institute. He received his BA in Mathematics/Economics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Economics and Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington.

Over the past ten years, Professor Finkelstein has established himself as a leading international health economist doing research in the economics of health behaviors. His research focuses on economic incentives, behavioral economics, the economics of obesity, discrete choice analysis, economic evaluation, the burden of illness analysis, and cost-effectiveness analyses. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters in these areas. He also has experience as a Principal or Co-Investigator on research projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Presented by the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute and the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center.

Website: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/finkelstein-eric