LDI Fellows explore theories of behavior change to develop evidence-based interventions to improve health and medical decision-making. Their work looks at how to shape individual choices and encourage healthier decisions, including around smoking cessation, medication adherence, and vaccination.
Mitesh Patel researches how behavioral economics can be applied to health interventions to improve individual health behaviors. He has led several randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the use of financial and social incentives to change behavior.
Alison Buttenheim's Primer for State Legislators
Six important policy and practice trends to watch in tobacco control efforts
How to apply behavioral economic principles to this thorny issue, and the challenges in doing so.
Can financial incentives be used to reduce cholesterol levels in high-risk patients?
Mitesh Patel Study Sheds Light on Employee Incentives
Randomized Trial Finds No Effects For Employees
Changing the default significantly increased generic drug prescribing rates
Can renewing all medications at the same time from the same pharmacy improve adherence?