Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA
Professor of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health & Professor of Health Policy, Division of Health Policy in PSOM
PUBH 6080 Behavorial Economics
Dr. Buttenheim is a public health researcher and behavioral scientist who combines her interest in behavioral economics with a focus on infectious disease prevention. Her research and practice activities address vaccination services and vaccine acceptance, HIV prevention, and using “nudge units” to design and implementation interventions that change individual behavior and address structural barriers to healthy behaviors. In March 2020, she co-founded Dear Pandemic, a COVID-19 information campaign led by an interdisciplinary team of female scientists known as “Those Nerdy Girls”.