Senior Fellow

Molly Candon, PhD

  • Associate Fellows Program Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School

Molly Candon, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Mental Health and in the Department of Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Candon studies how insurance design and reimbursement can be leveraged to improve access to and quality of chronic pain management and behavioral health care. She currently has a K award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health that focuses on coverage and cost sharing for acupuncture therapy. She also co-directs the Evaluation Center, a joint venture between the Center for Mental Health, Community Behavioral Health, and Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, where she is leading projects on data-driven suicide prevention and the differential effects of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for opioid use disorder. Dr. Candon has a PhD in Economics from the University of Georgia and a BA and MA in Economics from Northeastern University.

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