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.

James Guevara

James Guevara, MD, MPH

  • Professor, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Jason Han

Jason Han, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, Cardiac Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine
Kent Smetters

Kent Smetters, PhD

  • Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School
  • Professor, Applied Math and Computational Science, School of Arts and Sciences