Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Alicia Clifton

Alicia Clifton, MDP

Innovation Manager

Alicia Clifton, MDP is an Innovation Manager for the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) at the Abramson Cancer Center. Ms. Clifton manages behavioral research and science-based initiatives to create, test, and scale solutions to cancer care’s most intractable problems. Additionally, she leads PC3I’s external communications and engagement activities. Ms. Clifton has previously served as a research consultant with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology exploring the cognitive roots of human behavior. Prior to joining PC3I, Ms. Clifton directed operations for the strategic development and global communications teams for the Nobel-Prize nominated peacebuilding organization, Search for Common Ground. She also co-founded an innovative media company that combines technology, behavioral science, and narrative to empower inclusive young leaders. Ms. Clifton’s other experience includes positions evaluating program impact at Oxfam and CARE and three years leading non-clinical programming and grant-seeking efforts at Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, NY.

Ms. Clifton received her bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies and linguistics from Houghton College and her master’s degree in international development from Emory University.