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We conduct multidisciplinary research at the intersection of social media, mobile technology, and health.  Learn more about our work.

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 a featured project underway at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

Latest Blog Posts

In the privacy of a doctor's office, a patient can ask any question and have it be covered under doctor-patient confidentiality. But what happens when patients want to search possible symptoms of a... Continue reading
The House of Representatives’ approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks brings into sharp focus the issue of early access to abortion.  Abortion rights supporters say more than a... Continue reading
AS AN INTERN fresh out of medical school at Columbia University, Joe Mayer says one of the most frustrating tasks in the ER was spending hours trying to track down a patient’s primary care physician... 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.