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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 2014 the CDC reported almost 2 million new cases of the top three sexually transmitted infections (STIs), chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – all increases from the year before. Adolescents and... Continue reading
Unless you've made the well-tempered decision to appear on Botched, you assume what goes on between you and your doctor doesn't leave the examination room… right? Turns out, random people might be... Continue reading
On the day abdominal pain and nausea struck Jessica Christianson at the office, she discovered how far telemedicine has come.  Rushing to a large kiosk in the lobby of the Palm Beach County School... Continue reading

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Leonard Davis Institute of Health EconomicsPenn DesignPenn EngineeringCenter for Public Health InitiativesWhartonAnnenberg Center

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.