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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

In this day and age, you can easily share photos through Dropbox, notes in Evernote, or spreadsheets via Google Drive with anyone. But good luck helping two doctors at two different hospitals to see... Continue reading
EPA will conduct a routine inspection of the Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site using a drone mounted with a camera. This is the first time that EPA is using drone technology to inspect areas of... Continue reading
Face it – your privacy is kaput. And the latest contributor to the end of anonymity? Facial recognition software. Once the stuff of sci-fi, facial recognition tech is showing up everywhere from... 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.