David A. Asch

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John Morgan Professor
Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1317 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-2705
A.B. (Philosophy)
Harvard University, 1980.
M.D. (Medicine)
Cornell University, 1984.
M.B.A. (Decision Sciences and Health Care Management)
The Wharton School, 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

Behavioral Economics
Clinical Economics
Health Policy

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Asch's research interests include medical decision making and health policy.

Selected Publications

Kahn JM, Werner RM, David G, Ten Have TR, Benson NM, Asch DA: Effectiveness of long-term acute care hospitalization in elderly patients with chronic critical illness. Medical Care 51(1): 4-10, Jan 2014.

Asch David A, Nicholson Sean, Vujicic Marko: Are we in a medical education bubble market? The New England journal of medicine 369(21): 1973-5, Nov 2013.

Wong Charlene A, Davis Jeremiah C, Asch David A, Shugerman Richard P: Political Tug-of-War and Pediatric Residency Funding. The New England journal of medicine Oct 2013.

Grande David, Mitra Nandita, Shah Anand, Wan Fei, Asch David A: Public preferences about secondary uses of electronic health information. JAMA internal medicine 173(19): 1798-806, Oct 2013.

Gabler Nicole B, Ratcliffe Sarah J, Wagner Jason, Asch David A, Rubenfeld Gordon D, Angus Derek C, Halpern Scott D: Mortality among patients admitted to strained intensive care units. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 188(7): 800-6, Oct 2013.

Buttenheim Alison M, Asch David A: Making vaccine refusal less of a free ride. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics 9(12), Oct 2013.

Buttenheim Alison M, Cherng Sarah T, Asch David A: Provider dismissal policies and clustering of vaccine-hesitant families: An agent-based modeling approach. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics 9(8): 1819-24, Aug 2013.

Mehta Shivan J, Asch David A: How do we reward the kind of care we want? The virtual mentor : VM 15(7): 565-9, Jul 2013.

Loewenstein George, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G: Behavioral economics holds potential to deliver better results for patients, insurers, and employers. Health affairs (Project Hope) 32(7): 1244-50, Jul 2013.

Ranard Benjamin L, Ha Yoonhee P, Meisel Zachary F, Asch David A, Hill Shawndra S, Becker Lance B, Seymour Anne K, Merchant Raina M: Crowdsourcing-Harnessing the Masses to Advance Health and Medicine, a Systematic Review. Journal of general internal medicine Jul 2013.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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