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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. Carlene MacMillan was at a garden party in Brooklyn when the text message appeared on her phone. The sender was alone, in a hotel room, unable to stop thinking about killing herself with an... Continue reading
Carolinas HealthCare is meeting the wearables craze head-on with an app platform designed to bring health and wellness data into the care team conversation. The Charlotte, N.C.-based health system... Continue reading
The first time she skipped an insulin dose, the 22-year-old said, it wasn’t planned. She was visiting her grandparents over a summer break from college and indulged in bags of potato chips and... 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.