David Asch

Behavioral economist, health policy expert
David Asch advances individual and population health by improving the way physicians and patients make decisions in health care and in everyday life.

Why you should listen

David Asch is the executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, which aims to accelerate the transformation of health care for better patient outcomes. He is also a professor at both the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Asch practices internal medicine at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he created the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, a national center that works to support vulnerable populations and reduce health disparities. He is the author of more than 350 published papers.


David Asch’s TED talk