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What is Your Risk from Smoking? Your Network Knows!

A new study found that people more accurately assess smoking’s risks when they discuss their ideas with others.

Graduate Student News

Herbert Named 2020 Mirzayan Fellow at National Academies

She will study science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.


Health Care Podcast Tradeoffs to Launch at Penn

Exploring our confusing, costly, and often counterintuitive health care system.


Signaling the Trustworthiness of Science

How can researchers best communicate that their work follows the norms of science?

Kim Studies Health Misinformation on Social Media

Kim’s research is supported by a $10,000 grant from the Waterhouse Family Institute at Villanova University.

Faculty News

Communication Neuroscience Scholar Emily Falk Promoted to Full Professor

She is an innovative and collaborative scholar, a thoughtful teacher, and a committed supporter of young researchers.


For People with Strong Life Purpose, Making Healthier Choices May Be Less Effortful, New Study Shows

Some people experience less decisional conflict when making health related choices.

Faculty News

Jemmott Receives Grant to Study HIV/AIDS among Youth in Botswana

The researchers will conduct focus groups, consult with community advisory boards, and pilot an intervention program.


New Study Develops Intervention to Increase Healthy Behavior among South African Adolescents

The intervention improved healthy eating and amount of exercise, with effects lasting at least 4.5 years.


Bleakley Receives Grant to Study Youth Consumption of Sugary Beverages

She will develop media messages aimed at reducing adolescent consumption of sports and energy drinks.