Heather Schofield, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
1106, Blockley Hall
Philadephia, PA 19104
A.B. (Economics)
Harvard College, 2005.
M.S. (Population and International Health)
Harvard School of Public Health, 2007.
Ph.D. (Business Economics)
Harvard University, 2014.
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Selected Publications

Dayalu R, Cafiero-Fonseca ET, Fan VY, Schofield H, Bloom DE: Priority Setting in Health: Development and Application of a Multi-Criteria Algorithm for the Population of New Zealand’s Waikato Region. Cost Effective Resource Allocation 16(Suppl 1): 52, Nov 2018.

O'Brien H: Sleepless in Seattle? Which City Gets the Least Shuteye? The Guardian September 2018.

Ramakrishnan T: Study Planned on the Sleep Patterns of the Urban Poor. The Hindu Nov 2017.

Schofield H, Dean E, Schilbach F: Poverty and Cognitive Function (Chapter 2). The Economics of Poverty Traps National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. 2017.

Kullgren JT, Troxel AB, Lowenstien G, Norton LA, Gatto D, Zhu J, Schofield H, Shea JA, Asch DA, Pellathy T, Driggers J, Volpp KG: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Employer Matching of Employees' Monetary Contributions to Deposit Contracts to Promote Weight Loss. Am J Health Promot 30(6): 441-52, Jul 2016.

No Byline: The Economics of Ramadan. The Economist Jul 2016.

Schofield H: The Economics of Sleep. Freakonomics Podcast, Produced by Christopher Werth July 2016.

Schilbach F, Schofield H, Mullainathan S: The Psychological Lives of the Poor. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 106(5): 435-440, May 2016.

Schofield H: Economic and Cognitive Effects of Poverty. Knowledge @ Wharton 2016 Notes: Radio Interview.

Schofield H, Loewenstein G, Kopsic J, Volpp KG: Comparing the Effectiveness of Individualistic, Altruistic, and Competitive Incentives in Motivating Completion of Mental Exercises. J Health Econ 44: 286-99, Dec 2015.

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