Kevin Volpp

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

volpp70@upenn.edu
  • Titles:
  • Chief, Division of Health Policy
  • Janet and John Haas President’s Distinguished Professor
  • Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management
  • Education:
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, PhD, Health Economics, Public Policy
  • University of Pennsylvania, MD
  • Harvard College, AB, Biology

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; Vice Chair of the Division of Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy; Co-Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation; and a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. 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 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; the outstanding paper of the year from the Society of General Internal Medicine; and 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.

He served as a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine previously and is now a Contributing Writer to JAMA. He is 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 did his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and Brigham and Women’s hospital and 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. He has collaborated with and advised a wide variety of private and public sector entities in the United States and internationally.

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