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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

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
The modern world, it goes without saying, is an anxious place. Of course, the ancient world was likely anxious as well, what with all the tyrannical warlords and dragons running around.  Thankfully,... Continue reading
Doctors’ practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook – at least, not just yet. Physicians generally draw a line: Public... 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.