Introduce us to other individuals, institutions, and communities:
People and Partners

The Lab includes faculty, students and community partners from a variety of disciplines, and is partnered with several schools, centers and institutions at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond.

The lab is a dynamic and growing partnership among a diverse group of stakeholders.

Core Team

Aaron Levy, PhD
Faculty Director
Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Sciences

Gwynne Fulton
Doctoral student, Fulbright program

Arjun Shankar, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Social Policy & Practice

Alan Smith
Masters student, Non-Profit Leadership

Nooshin Samimi
Doctoral student, Cultural Anthropology

Affiliated Faculty

John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.
School of Social Policy & Practice

Toorjo Ghose, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Policy & Practice

Ezekiel Dixon-Román, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Policy & Practice

Jason Karlawish, MD
Department of Medicine

Raina Merchant, MD MSHP
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Amy Hillier, PhD
Associate Professor
City and Regional Planning

Jessa Lingel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Annenberg School of Communication


Social Policy & Practice  
University of Pennsylvania
The School of Social Policy & Practice is committed to the passionate pursuit of social innovation, impact and justice.

Center for Digital Health  
University of Pennsylvania
The Center for Digital Health conducts and disseminates research at the intersection of new media and health.

Slought Foundation  
Slought Foundation is an organization that engages publics in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change.