David A. Asch
David A. Asch is Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and an expert in Clinical Economics, Medical Decision Making, Bioethics, and Health Policy. He is the Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and a Faculty Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute. He has researched and published extensively on financial incentives in the medical field as well as behavioral economics in healthy lifestyle choices.
- MBA, The Wharton School, 1989
- MD, Cornell University, 1984
- AB, Harvard University, 1980
Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Health Care Management, and Operations and Information Management, Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation
Penn Medicine Center for Innovation
Leonard Davis Institute
Health Care Management
Past and Present Public Policy Affiliations
Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008
Asch, D.A., Volpp, K.G., Patel, M.S. (2018). Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care, The New England Journal of Medicine, 378, 214-216.
Roman, B.R., Asch, D.A. (2014). Faded promises: The challenge of deadopting low-value care, Annals of Internal Medicine, 61(2), 49-150.
David A. Asch, Tom Baker, Robert Town, et al (2014). The Experience of Young Adults on HealthCare.gov: Suggestions for Improvement, Annals of Internal Medicine, 161(3), 231-232.
Asch, D.A., Terwiesch, C., Mahoney, K.B., Rosin, R. (2014). Insourcing Health Care Innovation, New England Journal of Medicine, 370(19), 1775-1777.
Sen, A.P., Sewell, T.B., Riley, E.B., Stearman, B., Bellamy, S.L., Hu, M.F., Tao, Y., Zhu, J., Park, J.D., Loewenstein, G., Asch, D.A., Volpp, K.G. (2014). Financial incentives for home-based health monitoring: A randomized controlled trial, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(5), 770-777.
Roman, B.R., and Asch, D.A. (2014). Faded Promises: The Challenge of De-adopting Low-Value Care, Annals of Internal Medicine online.
Mehta, S.J., Asch, D.A. (2014). When are effective medications just too expensive?, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 81(3), 173 – 175.
Mehta, S.J., and Asch, D.A. (2014). How to help gastroenterology patients help themselves: Leveraging insights from behavioral economics, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 12(5), 711 – 714.
Wong, C.A., Davis, J.C., Asch, D.A., and Shugerman, R.P. (2013). Political tug-of-war and pediatric residency funding, New England Journal of Medicine, 369(25), 2372 – 2374.
Lyon, S.M., Wunsch, H., Asch, D.A., Carr, B.G., Kahn, J.M., Cooke, C.R. (2013). Use of intensive care services and associated hospital mortality after Massachusetts healthcare reform, Critical Care Medicine.
Grande, D., Mitra, N., Shah, A., Wan, F., Asch, D.A. (2013). Public preferences about secondary uses of electronic health information, JAMA Internal Medicine, 173(19), 1798 – 1806.
Asch DA, Nicholson S, and Vujicic M. (2013). Are We in a Medical Education Bubble Market?, New England Journal of Medicine.
Volpp KG, Loewenstein G, Asch DA. (2013). Choosing Wisely: low value services, utilization, and patient cost sharing, JAMA Internal Medicine.
True G, AE Butler, BG Lamparska, ML Lemba, JA Shea, DA Asch, and Rachel Werner (2013). Open Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Lessons from the Veterans Health Administration, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(4), 539-45.
Asch, A. David, and Kevin Volpp (2012). What business are we in? The emergence of health as the business of health care, New England Journal of Medicine, 367(10), 888-9.
Volpp, Kevin, David A. Asch, and G. Loewenstein (2012). Evaluating Health Care Programs: Asking the Wrong Question, JAMA Internal Medicine.
Volpp, Kevin, David A. Asch, and G. Loewenstein (2012). Assessing Value in Health Care Programs, JAMA Internal Medicine, 307(20), 2153-4.
Volpp, Kevin, David A. Asch, R Galvin, and G. Loewenstein (2011). Redesigning Employee Health Incentives – Lessons from Behavioral Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, 365, 388 – 390.
Werner, Rachel, and DA Asch (2010). Paying for Performance in Population Health: Lessons From Health Care Settings, Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(5), A98.