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Cathy Reitz, MPH

Project Manager
Cathy Reitz is a research project manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, Cathy manages a portfolio of research studies that leverage technology and principles from behavioral economics to drive innovation in care delivery and improve population health outcomes at Penn Medicine.
 
Her current efforts focus on preventive screenings, medication adherence, and hypertension management. Cathy is also working to scale remote patient hovering programs for colonoscopy navigation and recovery from lower joint replacement surgery from the research setting to Penn Medicine's general population.
 
Cathy holds a master's degree in public health from Emory University and a bachelor's in biological anthropology from James Madison University. 

 

 

Passion areas

Reducing health inequities, preventive care, and improving health literacy

What will the future of health care look like?

Whatever the mechanism - quality, affordable health care for everyone

Wish for the future of health and medicine

That it becomes equitable and affordable for all

Favorite quote about innovation

"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake

I could teach you how to

Deadlift!

Favorite downtime activity

Naps

My Pet

Lily, SweetPea, and Zen