Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Behavioral Economics and Health

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 07, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management
Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Leonard Davis Institute
Co-Director, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Kevin Volpp's research on the impact of financial and organizational incentives on health behavior and health outcomes work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), an award presented at the White House as the highest honor given by the US government to early career scientists; the Alice S. Hersh Award from AcademyHealth; Time Magazine's 2009 A-Z "Advances in Health" list for work on Incentives - letter "I"; the British Medical Journal Group Award for translating Research into Practice, and the outstanding paper of the year from the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is a former member of the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine, a contributing writer at JAMA, and an elected member of several honorary societies including the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Volpp is the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute (LDI CHIBE), one of two NIH-funded Centers on Behavioral Economics and Health in the United States; Co-Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation; and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School.

Dr. Volpp completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from the Wharton School. He is a board-certified general internist and practicing physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of behavioral economics and health
  2. Review the significance of decision errors in affecting health behavior
  3. Stress the importance of defaults and choice architecture
  4. Discuss the approach to better design of incentives
  5. Highlight improvement in chronic disease management through automated hovering

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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