Molly Candon, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine

Molly Candon, PhD is a research assistant professor at the Penn Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry. She also teaches in the Department of Health Care Management and the Master of Science in Health Policy Research program. Molly is an applied microeconomist and mental health services researcher. Some of her ongoing work examines off-label psychotropic prescribing for autism, dementia, and chronic pain, the growing trend of retainer-based medicine, the impact of opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing report cards in Philadelphia Medicaid, and new models of behavioral health integration in Medicare and at Penn Medicine. More broadly, she’s interested in how payers and health systems can incentivize the use of evidence-based, cost-effective practices that expand access and improve the quality of care delivered to patients with mental health and chronic pain conditions. Molly received a PhD in Economics from the University of Georgia in 2015 and a MA/BA in Economics from Northeastern University in 2010.