Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania, founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute, and a Staff Physician at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also a Co-Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and the Director of the Penn-Carnegie Mellon University Roybal P30 Center in Behavioral Economics and Health, one of the two National Institute of Health-funded Centers on Behavior Economics and Health in the United States. Volpp’s research on the impact of financial and organizational incentives on health behavior and health outcomes work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the US government to early career scientists, and the Alice S. Hersh Award from AcademyHealth. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. Volpp received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and his medical degree and doctoral degree in applied economics and managerial science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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