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We conduct multidisciplinary research at the intersection of social media, mobile technology, and health.

Stay up to date with the latest news and research on health care and social and mobile media on our blog.

Read peer-reviewed articles and other publications written by our research team.

Learn more about featured research underway at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

Latest Blog Posts

Dr. Vinh Pham treats dozens of patients from New York City's Rikers Island jail complex with hepatitis C and other infectious diseases. He knows their frustration with the process of accessing... Continue reading
Can an electronic nudge help doctors do the right thing when it comes to patient care?  Health-care providers are exploring how electronic record keeping and digital communication can be used to... Continue reading
There’s no getting around it: we’re all getting older. Nearly 100 million people in the United States are over the age of 50, and those over the age of 65 make up the biggest, most expensive user... Continue reading


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The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

We are passionate about pursuing impactful research and eager to explore opportunities that will enable a culture of social media and health innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine, and beyond.  Have an idea for a project?  Interested in collaboration?  Click here to learn more about how to contact us.