Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Alison Buttenheim

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

Associate Professor, Family and Community Health, School of Nursing
Associate Professor, Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Alison Buttenheim is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy. Her research addresses persistent behavior change challenges in public and global health. Using the techniques and frameworks of behavioral economics, she designs, trials, and scales innovative interventions in the areas of vaccine acceptance, smoking cessation, reproductive health, cancer prevention, and vector control. A recognized evaluation expert, Dr. Buttenheim has consulted on several impact evaluation studies in international settings, including village midwife and microfinance programs in Indonesia, school feeding schemes in Laos, and improved sanitation in urban Bangladesh.

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