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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

One of the biggest hurdles to halting foodborne illness outbreaks is spotting the source of the problem -- and spotting it quickly. More often than not, by the time authorities recognize an outbreak... Continue reading
There’s 122,000 people in the United States waiting for an organ. Patients who need organ donations are no longer content to sit on a waiting list, they’re sharing their stories on social media in... Continue reading
The sprawling field hospital that springs up in rural southwest Virginia every summer has been called the largest health-care outreach operation of its kind.  This year, the event may have another... 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.