Focus Areas



Supporting research related to the pandemic and its long-term health and economic implications.

Health Equity

Health Equity

Improving health and reducing health disparities through a more equitable health care system.

Opioid Epidemic

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

Population Health

Population Health

Focusing on how societal events, structural forces, and policies influence the health of populations.

Featured Research Updates

We support and amplify scholarship that shapes and expands the knowledge required to improve population health, health care delivery, and health policy.

Working Groups

Penn LDI’s working groups convene researchers with common interests to build collaborations and catalyze new activities.

Our Experts

Over 500 LDI Fellows from across the University of Pennsylvania are part of the Penn LDI community.

Daniel Hopkins

Daniel Hopkins, PhD

  • Professor, Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor, Annenberg School for Communication
Harriet Jeon

Harriet Jeon

  • Doctoral Student, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Mark Neuman

Mark Neuman, MD, MSc

  • Associate Professor , Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Director, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT), Perelman School of Medicine
Dolores Albarracin

Dolores Albarracín, PhD

  • Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, Family and Community Health, Penn Nursing