CPHI Seminar w/ Kevin Volpp, MD: Behavioral Economics: How People Process Information and Make Decisions

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Behavioral Economics: How People Process Information and Make Decisions
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Arch Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania,
Dr. Kevin Volpp discussed innovative ways of applying insights from behavioral economics in improving patient health behavior and affecting provider performance.







Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC Director, is Vice Chairman, Division of Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Policy; Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics; Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School

Seminar: The Role of Data Visualization in Prevention & Population Health Research with Jason Moore, PhD, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2016



The UPenn PRC & The Institute for Biomedical Informatics presented

Data Visualization

with Jason Moore, PhD



On Thursday, January 14, 2016, Dr. Jason Moore discussed the role of biomedical informatics and data visualization in applied prevention research and population health research.  Dr. Moore also highlighted resources available through the new Institute for Biomedical Informatics and potential opportunities for collaboration. (http://upibi.org/)



Jason H. Moore, PhD, is the Director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, as well as Professor of Genetics and Senior Associate Dean for Informatics.



Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy at the University of Pennsylvania , Nov 13, 2015

Under the direction of Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, and Tim Rebbeck, PhD, the UPenn PRC, the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, and the Penn Center for Excellence in Prostate Cancer Disparities presented the Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy at the University of Pennsylvania. Nearly 100 attendees, including researchers, policy makers, survivors, and advocates, as well as physicians and other health care-providers, gathered for a comprehensive symposium on prostate cancer prevention, control, awareness, and education.


Dr. Glanz, Director of the UPenn PRC, introduced the plenary sessions and keynote.

PCEA-11-15-Linda Jacobs Speaking
Linda Jacobs, PhD, RN, presented at a Survivorship/Advocacy session on the Medical and Psychosocial Effects of Cancer Treatment in Survivors. Dr. Jacobs discussed the shift in prostate cancer research from cure to long-term survivorship and long-term vs. late effects of treatment. She is a Co-Investigator for UPenn PRC SIP 15-001 Self-Management Education for Childhood Cancer Survivors.
A panel discussion, “Research to Policy: Improving Prostate Cancer Outcomes,” was moderated by Neha Vapiwala, MD, University of Pennsylvania, and included Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH, Epidemiology, Christopher Saigal, MD, Medical Decision Making, Justin Bekelman, MD, Research and Practice, and Michael Scott, Activism and Education.


Christopher J. Logothetis, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

“Transitioning from a Prognostic to a Predictive Classification of Prostate Cancer”


Lorelei Mucci, ScD,MPH, Harvard, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

“Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression”


Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CME/CNE-certified course


This one-day CME/CNE-certified conference presents the latest evidence, research, and model programs that are proven effective or being studied to improve prostate cancer prevention, control, treatment, and survivorship.  The goal of the event is to engage clinicians, public health professionals, policy makers, and patients/survivors to reduce the burden of prostate cancer and bridge the gap between research and practice.

What:    The Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy, a continuing education event hosted by The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When:   Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

To register:  http://penncmeonline.com/oncology/node/57378


Behavioral Economics – Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention

11-11-15Eric Finkelstein Event


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

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

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, 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.


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

Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet – Financial Wellness Fair for Seniors

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force with the Penn Memory Center presented

Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet:  A Financial Wellness Fair

at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, 5101 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA

Pastor Dennis E. Thomas welcomes the attendees.  HBrain-HW-6.15.15-PastorDennisEarlThomas(reS)



Holly Lange, President, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Tigist Hailu, Coordinator for Diversity,

 Penn Memory Center, and Elsie Shelton, Community Outreach Director, First Corinthian Church

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