Our Work

As Penn’s hub for multidisciplinary research and education on health, health care, and health policy, Penn LDI connects all twelve of Penn’s schools, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While our Fellows’ work spans all aspects of health care, it fits broadly under four priorities that highlight current challenges in improving our nation’s health system.

Improving Care for Older Adults


Improving the health, wellbeing, function and independence of older adults.

Care for Vulnerable Populations


Reducing health disparities and improving population health through a more equitable health care system.

Access and Coverage to Health Care
Patients in Doctors Waiting Room


Optimizing insurance to provide access to quality health care.

Opioid Epidemic


Finding sustainable, humane and effective solutions to the opioid epidemic.