Speaker's BiographyKevin Volpp
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics and Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Volpp is the founding director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, director of the NIH-funded Penn CMU Roybal P30 Center in Behavioral Economics and Health, and a professor of medicine and health-care management at the School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylania's Wharton School. He is a core faculty member of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Volpp's research focuses on the impact of financial and organizational incentives on health outcomes. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and Health Affairs. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the Wharton School in applied economics and managerial science. A board-certified general internist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, he completed his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.