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Behavioral science and analytics for injury


Our mission is to apply behavioral economics and data science to develop and test innovative interventions for reducing the public health burden of injury and improve the outcomes of injuries once they occur. 

research areas


Health System

Decision Making

We use medical record data to yield important insights and improve patient health outcomes and change physician behavior.


We use patient-centered data collection through automated texting to improve pain management needs.


Epidemiology and Disparities in Healthcare

We use large administrative datasets to assess epidemiology of injuries and document disparities in care.


COVID-19 Monitoring Program Evaluation

We work with clinicians and innovation researchers to analyze COVID-19 health system processes and test strategies to improve patient outcomes.

recent news

Article in NEJM

Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home — A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Publication-of-the-Year Award

The Academy of Health's Publication-of-the-Year Award recognizes the best and most relevant scientific work in the field of health services research published in the prior year.

Impact of Rx Disposal Packets

Penn study finds that post-operative patients were more likely to dispose of their extra opioid tablets when they received kits in the mail to do so. - PennMedicine News

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