Heather Schofield, PhD

hschof@wharton.upenn.edu

Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Schofield is an economist studying development, health, and behavioral economics. Two primary ongoing areas of research include the role of health human capital (nutrition, pain management, adequate sleep) in economic productivity, cognitive function, and decision-making and the role of financial and social incentives in promoting healthy behaviors. 

Dr. Schofield completed her PhD in Business Economics, MS in Global Health and Population, and BA in Economics at Harvard University.

Research