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David A. Asch, MD, MBA

David A. Asch, MD, MBA Researcher

Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy John Morgan Professor

Dr. Asch is employed by Penn Medicine.

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AcademyHealth, National American College of Physicians, National Association of American Physicians, National Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National

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Dr. Asch is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Behavioral Economics
Clinical Economics
Health Policy

Selected Publications:

Kohn Rachel, Madden Vanessa, Kahn Jeremy M, Asch David A, Barnato Amber E, Halpern Scott D, Kerlin Meeta Prasad: Diffusion of Evidence-based Intensive Care Unit Organizational Practices. A State-Wide Analysis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14 (2): 254-261,2017.

Asch DA, Rosin R: Engineering Social Incentives for Health N Engl J Med 375 (26): 2511-3,2016.

Sinnenberg L, DiSilvestro CL, Mancheno C, Dailey K, Tufts C, Buttenheim AM, Barg F, Ungar L, Schwartz H, Brown D, Asch DA, Merchant RM: Twitter as a Potential Data Source for Cardiovascular Disease Research JAMA Cardiology 1 (9): 1032-1036,2016.

Liu T, Asch DA, Volpp KG, Zhu J, Wang W, Troxel AB, Adejare A, Finnerty DD, Hoffer K, Shea JA: Physician attitudes toward participating in a financial incentive program for LDL reduction are associated with patient outcomes Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 5 (3): 119-124,2016.

Gopalan A, Paramanund J, Shaw PA, Patel D, Friedman J, Brophy C, Buttenheim AM, Troxel AB, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Randomised controlled trial of alternative messages to increase enrolment in a healthy food programme among individuals with diabetes BMJ Open 6 (11): e012009,2016.

Volpp KG, Asch DA: Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Using Behavioral Economics to Advance a Culture of Health QJM : Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians : 2016.

Mehta SJ, Troxel AB, Marcus N, Jameson C, Taylor D, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Participation Rates With Opt-out Enrollment in a Remote Monitoring Intervention for Patients With Myocardial Infarction JAMA Cardiology 1 (7): 847-848,2016.

Troxel AB, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Statistical issues in pragmatic trials of behavioral economic interventions. Clinical Trials (London, England) 13 (5): 478-83,2016.

Patel MS, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Framing Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults Annals of Internal Medicine 165 (8): 600,2016.

Halpern SD, French B, Small DS, Saulsgiver K, Harhay MO, Audrain-McGovern J, Loewenstein G, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Heterogeneity in the Effects of Reward- and Deposit-based Financial Incentives on Smoking Cessation Am J Resp and Crit Care Med 194 (8): 981-988,2016.

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