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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

May is Mental Health Month, and while depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are slowly shedding their stigma, we've still got a long way to go. If you think living with depression, panic... Continue reading
Remember Katie Couric’s infamous colonoscopyon the “Today” show? In 2016, colonoscopies happen on Periscope.  The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday broadcast a live procedure on the mobile app for the first... Continue reading
They say if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I wonder, then, why my toolbox often seems so inadequate for fixing my patients. I open one recent afternoon in clinic with a... 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.