Announcements

PDRI-DevLab accepting applications for predoctoral fellowship program August 2023 Dr. Thirumurthy, Dr. Buttenheim publish Lancet Global Health commentary on maximising the value of nudge units for global health July 2023 PDRI Academic Director Guy Grossman featured in Penn Today article July 2023 Dr. Thirumurthy publishes paper in Nature on the effects of cash transfers on mortality in low- and middle-income countries June 2023 2023 PDRI-DevLab Graduate Student Research Grants – Announcement of recipient May 2023 PDRI-DevLab Graduate Student Research Grants April 2023 | Luis Sevilla 2023 PDRI-DevLab Visiting Fellowship for African Scholars – Request for Applications October 2022 PDRI Co-Director Harsha Thirumurthy Promoted to Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy April 2022 2022 PDRI Conference on Climate Change & the Environment on May 12th – Register now! April 2022 PDRI affiliates receive support from the Penn Global Research and Engagement Grant Program April 2022 PDRI Webinar: Learning in a time of Covid-19: Emerging research from low- and middle- income countries January 2022 | Luis Sevilla CALL FOR PAPERS: 2022 PDRI Conference on Climate Change & the Environment December 2021 | Susanna BerkouwerHarsha ThirumurthyGuy Grossman Open Position: PDRI Postdoctoral Fellowship December 2021 | Guy GrossmanHarsha Thirumurthy Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy offers four takeaways from his research exploring access to free HIV self-tests in Kenya December 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy Looking at Community Policing in the Global South December 2021 | Guy GrossmanPrivate: Dorothy Kronick Emily Hannum has been endowed as the Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences November 2021 | Emily Hannum Call for Abstracts: CASI Graduate Student Workshop on Migration in India August 2021 | Luis Sevilla PDRI Co-Director Guy Grossman receives Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award July 2021 | Guy Grossman PDRI Co-Director, Harsha Thirumurthy awarded NIH R01 for project in Kenya focusing on HIV & prize-linked savings July 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy PDRI Fellow Alejandro Sánchez wins best student paper award July 2021 | Private: Alejandro Sanchez Becerra PDRI Fellow Sumitra Badrinathan wins Political Communication Best Paper Award July 2021 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan PDRI Affiliate Susanna Berkouwer publishes results from COVID-19 study in Kenya July 2021 | Susanna Berkouwer PDRI Fellow Christiana Kallon Kelly selected as Harvard WAPPP Fellow July 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly PDRI Fellow Shaquilla Harrigan awarded the inaugural Penn Presidential Fellowship July 2021 | Shaquilla Harrigan PDRI Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones awarded the Laurie Wagman Award July 2021 | Private: Jasmine L. Blanks Jones Congratulations to graduating PDRI Fellows! July 2021 Thirumurthy publishes new JAMA Network Open article on effects of COVID-19 lockdown on LMICs June 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy H. Thirumurthy publishes study in PLOS Medicine showing that financial incentives result in higher HIV retesting in Uganda May 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy April PDRI newsletter released May 2021 | Harsha ThirumurthyGuy Grossman Jere Behrman leads a new project funded by the African Economic Research Consortium May 2021 | Jere R. Behrman PDRI fellow Christiana Kallon Kelly awarded first-place prize in Penn’s 3 Minute Thesis April 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly Harsha Thirumurthy publishes review article of HIV testing approaches in sub-Saharan Africa in The Lancet HIV April 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy Open Position: Research Assistant for the Malawi Longitudinal Study for Families and Health (MLSFH) March 2021 | Iliana Kohler PDRI affiliate Tulia Falleti has been awarded a Mellon Grant March 2021 | Tulia G. Falleti PDRI affiliate Jere R. Behrman, has been ranked as a “Highly Cited Researcher” March 2021 | Jere R. Behrman PDRI fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones has been awarded a Health Policy Research Scholars grant March 2021 | Private: Jasmine L. Blanks Jones PDRI’s Academic Director Guy Grossman Appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Evidence ad hoc committee February 2021 | Guy Grossman LDI Senior Fellow Iliana Kohler won a National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Award February 2021 | Iliana Kohler Post-doc Opening in Behavioral Economics & Global Health January 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy Call for Proposals: PDRI Conference on Migration January 2021 | Guy Grossman Christiana Kallon Kelly awarded the GAPSA-Provost Fellowship January 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly Alison Buttenheim appointed as Scientific Director of CHIBE December 2020 | Alison Buttenheim Post-doc Announcement: Research Fellowship in Global Health and Demography December 2020 | Hans-Peter Kohler Guy Grossman, Harsha Thirumurthy and Jonah Rexer published an op-ed piece in USA Today December 2020 | Harsha ThirumurthyGuy GrossmanPrivate: Jonah Rexer Aidsmap recently featured the U=U study which encourages men in South Africa to test for HIV December 2020 | Laura SchmuckerHarsha ThirumurthyAlison Buttenheim Harsha Thirumurthy and Colleagues Published a New Paper Examining the Effect of Planning Prompts to Promote HIV Testing in Uganda November 2020 | Harsha Thirumurthy Can low-capacity governments work with local leaders to increase tax revenues? November 2020 Peace Scholar Fellowship granted to PDRI Fellow Meghan Garrity November 2020 | Private: Meghan Garrity Guy Grossman named Academic Lead for State Department funded $5.6 million IPA Human Trafficking Research Program October 2020 | Guy Grossman Why Indian Americans are not becoming Republicans anytime soon October 2020 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan Improving management through worker feedback: Auto-manufacturing in China October 2020 | Shing-Yi Wang Harvard’s PhD candidate joins PDRI for the academic year October 2020 Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors’ recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States September 2020 | Guy GrossmanPrivate: Jonah RexerHarsha Thirumurthy Alison Buttenheim discusses ethical implications of COVID-19 vaccine in Penn Today September 2020 | Alison Buttenheim Research by PDRI’s affiliate Susanna Berkouwer on energy efficiency adoption in Nairobi, Kenya was featured in the Chicago Booth Review September 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Tulia Falleti appointed Director of Penn Latin American and Latinx Studies Program August 2020 | Tulia G. Falleti Alec Gershberg named Political Economy Research Lead for DFID-funded RISE program August 2020 | Alec Gershberg Santiago Cunial awarded 2020-2021 Graduate Research Fellowship by Penn Environmental Humanities program July 2020 | Santiago Cunial Guy Grossman Awarded JPAL Grant for COVID-19 work in Uganda July 2020 | Guy Grossman Apurva Bamezai selected as CASI Sobti Family Fellow 2020-2021 July 2020 | Apurva Bamezai Sumitra Badrinathan selected as CASI Sobti Family Fellow 2020-2021 July 2020 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan Dorothy Kronick and Nicolás Idrobo are featured in NY Times article discussing the disputed Bolivian elections June 2020 | Private: Dorothy KronickNicolás Idrobo Sharon Wolf awarded World Bank SIEF Grant 2020-2021 June 2020 | Sharon Wolf Susanna Berkouwer featured in VoxDev discussing whether energy subsidies improve welfare in LMICs May 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Heather Schofield discusses key findings exploring how India is coping with the coronavirus in the Chicago Booth May 2020 | Heather Schofield is featured in Indian Express discussing how India is coping with the coronavirus lockdown May 2020 | Shaquilla Harrigan featured in the Penn Pandemic Diary discussing sociology in the time of COVID-19 May 2020 | Shaquilla Harrigan Research by PDRI’s affiliate Susanna Berkouwer was cited as evidence in the Giving Green January 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Susanna Berkouwer’s work on rural electrification in Kenya featured in Economic Development & Institutions video November 2019 | Susanna Berkouwer Susanna Berkouwer receives Best Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics October 2019 | Susanna Berkouwer Guy Grossman’s work won 2019 APSA Best Book in Experimental Research award August 2019 | Guy Grossman Yue Hou’s article won 2019 Best Journal of Experimental Political Science award June 2019 | Yue Hou
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