Smart Help to Keep You on Track

What is Way to Health?

Way to Health is an integrated research platform that uses online tools, wireless technologies, and other applications to allow investigators to test ways of improving health behaviors and helping people keep on track to better health.

If You Want More Information

For additional information about the functionality of the platform, please refer to the Overview tab and view our Demonstration Video.

If you would like to learn more about similar projects at the University of Pennsylvania, please visit the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute (CHIBE) website. For periodic updates, you can sign up for the CHIBE mailing list at the bottom of the home page.  The Way to Health platform has been used successfully for a variety of research projects relating to improving health behaviors. See our completed projects page for a full list. 

Are you in a Way to Health study or would you like to be?

Information about active and enrolling Way to Health research projects can found below.

Heartstrong
Looking at the effects of lotteries on medication adherence among patients after myocardial infarction.
Investigators: Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD and David Asch, MD, MBA

   

Way to Heart Health
Looking at behavioral economic approaches to lowering cholesterol.
Investigators: Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD and David Asch, MD, MBA
Website: my.waytohealth.org/hearthealth
Emailhearthealth@waytohealth.org

 

The Pill Study
Looking at the effects of encouragement by family and friends on medication adherence among statin users.                    
Investigator: Judd Kessler, Ph.D.
Phone: 215-573-6325

 

Way to Healthy Cholesterol
Looking at using lotteries to change medication adherence habits.
InvestigatorsKevin Volpp, MD, PhDPeter Reese, MD, MSCE and Iwan Barankay, PhD 

 

Promote Study
Looking at improving statin adherence in diabetic patients with electronic pill bottles and social support
Investigators: Peter Reese, Md, MSCE and Judd Kessler, PhD
Website: https://my.waytohealth.upenn.edu/humana/promote
Email

 

Support Study
Looking at improving statin adherence in diabetic patients with electronic pill  bottles and social support
Investigators: Peter Reese, Md, MSCE and Judd Kessler, PhD
Websitehttps://my.waytohealth.upenn.edu/humana/support
Email:

 

Take Charge of Your Diabetes
Looking at enrollment methods and participation in behavioral economic interventions aimed at improving diabetes control
Investigators: Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH; Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD; David Asch, MD, MBA 
Email:  
Website:https://my.waytohealth.upenn.edu/diabetes

 

UPHS Weight Loss Study
Looking at evaluating methods to use health benefits design to encourage employee weight loss.
InvestigatorsKevin Volpp, MD, PhD, David Asch, Mitesh Patel.
Websitemy.waytohealth.upenn.edu/ uphsweightloss   

 

Keep it Off Weight Loss Study
Looking at financial incentives for maintenance of weight loss
InvestigatorsKevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Will Yancy, MD            

 

Way to Transplant Health
Improving immunosuppression adherence among transplant recipients with novel automated reminders and provider notification.
Investigator: Peter Reese, MD, MSCE