Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute & Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Volpp is the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute, a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Principal at VAL Health. He is also a board-certified general internist and practicing physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

His research program focuses on the impact of financial and organisational incentives on health and he has published more than 100 articles in leading peer-review journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and Health Affairs. His work has also been covered by media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Time and Der Spiegel.

Professor Volpp has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the British Medical Journal Group Award for Translating Research into Practice. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians and the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Volpp did his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from the Wharton School. He is
a board-certified general internist and practicing physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Medicine , Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania