Molly Candon, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Lecturer, Health Care Management, Wharton School

Molly Candon is a research assistant professor at Penn’s Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, and a lecturer in the Department of Health Care Management. Molly is an economist and mental health services researcher. Her scholarship broadly focuses on how payers and health systems can incentivize the use of evidence-based, high-value treatments in order to expand access and improve care delivered to patients with psychiatric, substance use, or chronic pain conditions. Ongoing projects examine off-label psychotropic prescribing, the growing trend of retainer-based medicine, and the integration of physical and mental health care, which is currently underway at Penn Medicine. Molly is especially interested in tailoring alternative payment models that are common in physical health (e.g., bundled payments, accountable care organizations) to address unique issues in the mental health space.