Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lobel Receives Robert Wood Johnson Grant

LobelOrly Lobel, who recently learned that she had been named a Herzog Endowed Scholar, now has been awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.  The grant is one of fifteen new research grants bestowed nationally by the Public Health Law Research Program (PHLR) of the RWJF. The grants fund research that will help policymakers and researchers understand how laws can affect public health.  Orly will be working on the grant with On Amir of the UCSD Rady School of Management.

Orly and On's project will explore how individuals make decisions about: 1) vaccinations, 2) sexual behavior, 3) preventative medication and health habits, 4) medical procedures and treatment, and 5) health insurance coverage. The study will map existing case law and regulations on the presentation of risk-related information, such as the validity and interpretation of waivers and disclaimers and will uncover patterns in choices and preferences building on behavioral insights. The project was funded $150,000 for 18 months.

Many congratulations, Orly!!!!!


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