Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors



In the News


The New York Times

What the pandemic reveals about the male ego

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel weighed in on how men and women in leading political roles have handled the pandemic. “We often joke that men drivers never ask for directions,” he said. “I actually think there’s something to that also in terms of women’s leadership, in terms of recognizing expertise and asking experts for advice, and men sort of barreling ahead like they got it.”

FULL STORY →



Time

‘Superforecasters’ are making eerily accurate predictions about COVID-19. Our leaders could learn from their approach

PIK Professor Philip Tetlock spoke about why superforecasters have often made more accurate predictions about the coronavirus than scientists and other experts. “The experts were really good at warning us about the fundamental danger, but they may be less adept at adapting nimbly to the dynamics about this phase of the crisis,” he said.

FULL STORY →



Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Fixing the health care system: lessons from the pandemic

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel spoke about his work at Penn and in politics as well as the path to universal health care.

FULL STORY →



The New York Times

Could Trump turn a vaccine into a campaign stunt?

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about the dangers of rushing the development of a coronavirus vaccine. “Giving people a false sense of being protected will most likely lead to serious outbreaks of the disease as people reduce their compliance with physical distancing and other public health measures,” they wrote.

FULL STORY →



The New York Times

There are 3 things we have to do to get people wearing masks

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, Lyle Ungar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel wrote an op-ed about how best to persuade people to wear protective face masks. “It’s not too late to apply three basic principles from behavioral science: make it easy, understood, and expected,” they write, “and we’ll soon see face masks everywhere, saving lives.”

FULL STORY →



The Washington Post

Trump’s medical judgment is wrong. The example he’s setting is worse

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel co-wrote an op-ed about President Trump’s comments on hydroxychloroquine and his decision not to wear a face mask. “At times of crisis, we look to leaders for guidance and to serve as role models,” Emanuel and his co-author wrote.

FULL STORY →