Senior Fellow

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

  • Director, Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Mark V. Pauly President’s Distinguished Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Mark V. Pauly President’s Distinguished Professor, Wharton School

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD is the founding Director of the Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and the Mark V. Pauly President’s Distinguished Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has led CHIBE since its inception turning it into an entity which became 1 of 2 original NIH Centers on behavioral economics and health and that involves more than 90 faculty members and trainees.

Dr. Volpp’s work has been recognized by the Matilda White Riley Award by the Office of Social and Behavioral Science at NIH, the John Eisenberg Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians Behavioral Medicine Award, the Association for Clinical and Translational Science Distinguished Investigator Award for Clinical and Translational Science, the American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Award November 2022, and article-of-the-year awards by numerous professional societies. He served as a primary care physician and hospitalist part-time at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 20 years. He is the Scientific Lead of the American Heart Association Health Care by Food Initiative and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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