Senior Fellow

Heather Schofield, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy and Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School

Heather Schofield, PhD is an economist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School studying development, health, and behavioral economics with a focus on the interaction between health, cognition, productivity, and decision-making. Her work seeks to understand the potentially bi-directional relationships between health, productivity, and decision-making – where not only do one’s decisions influence one’s health, but health itself may influence how productive one is in the labor market and how one makes decisions. In her research, she draws on her training in both development and behavioral economics as well as public health and utilizes a variety of methodologies including randomized trials, surveys (both longitudinal and cross-sectional), and secondary data analysis. Dr. Schofield completed her PhD in Business Economics, and MS in Global Health and Population at Harvard University.

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