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.

Robert Hornik

Robert Hornik, PhD

  • Wilbur Schramm Professor Emeritus, Communication and Health Policy, Annenberg School for Communication
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
Lisa Levine

Lisa Levine, MD, MSCE

  • Michael T. Mennuti, MD, Associate Professor in Reproductive Health, Perelman School of Medicine
Ilona Lorincz

Ilona Lorincz, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Quality, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine
Jeffrey Silber

Jeffrey Silber, MD, PhD

  • Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School