Using Economics to Improve Asthma Interventions

The rise in the burden of asthma is a well-documented international phenomenon. In a series of papers, Dr. Sylvia Brandt & colleagues explore factors impacting households’ adoption of asthma management guidelines and found that behavioral factors relate to consistently using preventative asthma medication. The longer-run goals of the project include developing asthma education and intervention programs that work with, rather than against, consumer preferences—and incorporating possible financial incentives as appropriate.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 2005

Partner(s): 

Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199
United States

Program Director: 

Sylvia Brandt

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Sylvia Brandt

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Resource Economics

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No