Heather Schofield (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a Knowledge@Wharton article about how the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households. The study she co-authored, “How Are Indian Households Coping Under the Covid-19 Lockdown? 8 Key Findings,” is also featured in Penn Today.
PSC & PARC associate Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia during spring break for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors. Students said the Global Modular Course experience gave them perspectives they never could have found in a book. Read more in Penn Today.
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University, 2014
Heather Schofield, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Schofield is an economist studying development, health, and behavioral economics. Two primary ongoing areas of research include the role of health human capital (nutrition, pain management, adequate sleep) in economic productivity, cognitive function, and decision-making and the role of financial and social incentives in promoting healthy behaviors. Dr. Schofield completed her Ph.D. in Business Economics, MS in Global Health and Population, and BA in Economics at Harvard University.