August 5, 2020

Penn Wins $4.9 Million Grant to Use Behavioral Economics, Implementation Science in Cancer Care

A $4.9 million grant has been awarded to the Perelman School of Medicine to use behavioral economics and implementation science to improve cancer care. Our department’s Rinad Beidas, PhD, and Justin Bekelman, MD, will serve as PIs alongside Robert A. Schnoll, PhD, on this program. The National Cancer Institute is funding the work through a P50 grant over five years. This team (which also includes Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, and David Asch, MD, MBA) will seek out ways to encourage clinicians and centers to adapt their behavior and use evidence-based approaches. In addition, our department’s Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, will serve on the Internal Executive Committee.

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