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SAVE THE DATE: Annual Behavioral Science & Health Symposium

Save the Date │ 2021 Behavioral Science & Health Symposium │ December 1-2, 2021 │ University of Pennsylvania

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 2021 Behavioral Science and Health Symposium, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, on December 1 and 2, 2021. 

This year marks the eleventh year return of the symposium and will bring together leading experts in academia, industry, and government from around the country to discuss the field’s latest findings and to establish goals for advancing the field forward.

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Carol Dweck, PhD- Lewis & Virginia Eaten Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Carol Dweck, PhD is a Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor in the Psychology Department of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University in 1972, and has been a professor here since 2004.

Her work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. Her research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes, as well as human intelligence–specifically how people’s implicit theories about intelligence can impact their behavior.

Dean Karlan, PhD- Professor of Economics & Finance, Northwestern University

Dean Karlan, PhD is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Co-director of the Global Poverty Research Lab. Dean has done extensive academic research on Commitment Contracts for savings and for quitting smoking. He is also president of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a non-profit he founded in 2002, that applies rigorous research techniques to develop solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing countries.

Dean is a research fellow of the M.I.T. Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and co-director of the Financial Access Initiative, a consortium created with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  He has a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., an MBA and MPP from the University of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Virginia.