Kevin G. Volpp


  • Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an article in JAMA Cardiology that was featured in Penn Today and Penn Medicine NewsTheir research finds when people set their own exercise goals and pursue them immediately, it's more likely to result in lasting positive changes.

  • Kevin Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Penn Today and Penn Medicine News about the behavioral economics behind vaccine lotteries. "Monetary incentives have universal appeal, and for that reason they typically will work better,” Volpp says.

  • Kevin G. Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in a Penn Medicine News article about new research that found adding gamification with either competition or support increased physical activity for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Director, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Janet and John Haas President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor, Health Care Management

Ph.D., Health Economics, Public Policy and Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.D., Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


  • Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy Online: Kevin G. Volpp on Behavioral Economics and Decision Making
  • NEJM Catalyst Event: Kevin G. Volpp on Hardwiring Patient Engagement to Deliver Better Health
  • BX2016 Public Health Breakout: Kevin G. Volpp on Public Health