Faculty Focus

building a Culture of health is an initiative at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where Professor Amy Edmondson serves as the co-principal investigator. She has done significant research around health care teaming to build facilitating structures and improve interdepartmental communication throughout the continuum of care.
How consumers’ behavior and lives are influenced by their interaction with firms and with public policy is the focus of Professor Leslie John’s research. Her work has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Consumer Research and The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Featured Research

  • January 2018
  • American Journal of Health Promotion

The Effect of Cost Sharing on an Employee Weight Loss Program: A Randomized Trial

By: Leslie K. John, Andrea Troxel, William Yancy, Joelle Y. Friedman, Jingsan Zhu, Lin Yang, Robert Galvin, Karen Miller-Kovach, Scott Halpern, George Loewenstein and Kevin Volpp
  • May 2017
  • Psychological Science

Psychologically Informed Implementations of Sugary-Drink Portion Limits

By: Leslie John, Grant Donnelly and Christina Roberto
  • September 2013
  • Health Psychology

Converging to the Lowest Common Denominator in Physical Health

By: Leslie K. John and Michael I. Norton
  • June 2011
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine

Financial Incentives for Extended Weight Loss: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

By: Leslie K. John, George Loewenstein, Andrea Troxel, Laurie Norton, Jennifer Fassbender and Kevin Volpp