Nudging in the Workplace: Using Behavioral Economics & Psychology to Improve Employee Health

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Boston, MA

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Harvard School of Public Health
FXB Room G-12

Join us on Thursday April 10th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm for a panel discussion sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing on workplace wellness interventions that use insights from behavioral economics and psychology to improve employee health..

Panelists

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Management and Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard David Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on developing and testing innovative ways of applying insights from behavioral economics to improve patient health behavior and affect provider performance. Dr. Volpp will discuss his work with a variety of employers, insurers, health systems, and consumer companies in testing the effectiveness of different behavioral economic strategies in addressing tobacco dependence, obesity, and medication non-adherence.

Zoë Chance, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Yale School of Management. She studies persuasion and decision making to understand how people can lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Zoe will discuss her experience working with companies such as Google and Optum Health to improve employee wellness.

Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc is Director of OrACORe and Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health. He will share examples of how he applies concepts from behavioral economics to health-related work.

Elena Losina, PhD, MSc is Co-Director of OrACORe at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School, as well as Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health. She will share examples of how she applies concepts from behavioral economics to health-related work.

Moderator

Christina A. Roberto, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar.