David A. Asch, MD, MBA

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John Morgan Professor
Department: Medicine

Contact information
14-171 PCAM South Tower
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
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 Clinical Expertise

Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

Asch DA, Joffe S, Barbara E. Bierer BE, Greene SM, Lieu TA, Platt JE, Whicher D, Ahmed M, Platt R: Rethinking ethical oversight in the era of the learning health system. Healthcare December 2020.

Mehta SJ, Reitz C, Niewood T, Volpp KG, Asch DA: Effect of behavioral economic incentives for colorectal cancer screening in a randomized trial. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol Jul 2020.

Rolnick JA, Oredko F, Cooney-Zingman E, Asch DA, Halpern SD.: Comparison of web-based and paper advance directives: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Am J Hosp Palliat Care July 2020.

Vasan A, Morgan JW, Mitra N, Xu C, Long JA, Asch DA, Kangovi S: Effects of a standardized community health worker intervention on hospitalization among disadvantaged patients with multiple chronic conditions: a pooled analysis of three clinical trials. Health Serv Res. July 2020.

Jenssen BP, Kelly MK, Faerber J, Hannan C, Asch DA, Shults J, Schnoll RA, Fiks AG: Pediatrician delivered smoking cessation messages for parents: A latent class approach to behavioral phenotyping. Acad Pediatr. Jul 2020.

Beidas RS, Buttenheim AM, Feuerstein-Simon R, Kilaru AS, Asch DA, Volpp KG, Lawman HG, Cannuscio CC: Optimizing and implementing contact tracing through behavioral economics. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv. June 2020.

Patel MS, Asch DA, Rosin R, Small DS, Bellamy SL, Hoffer K, Shuttleworth D, Hilbert V, Zhu J, Yang L, Wang X, Volpp KG: Framing social comparison feedback with financial incentives for physical activity promotion: A randomized trial. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 17(6): 1-9, May 2020.

Asch DA: Opening hospitals to more patients during the COVID-19 pandemic—making It safe and making it feel safe. JAMA Intern Med. 180(8): 1048-1049, May 2020.

Mehta SJ, Oyalowo A, Reitz C, Dean O, McAuliffe T, Asch DA, Doubeni CA: Text messaging and lottery incentive to improve colorectal cancer screening outreach at a community health center: A randomized controlled trial. Preventative Medicine Reports 19: 101114, May 2020.

Parikh AR, Asch DA, Armstrong K: The unintentional perpetuation of the gender divide. J Gen Intern Med. 35(3): 910-912, 2020.

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