Linnea Polgreen, PhD

Contact Information

Office: PHAR S512 
Phone: 319 384 3024 
Faculty Profile

Brief description of current research:

I am a health economist in the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy. I currently have two projects underway that study obesity. The first examines how rewarding people for doing healthy things (recording food their diet, how much they exercise and lose weight) influences weight loss and healthy behavior. The second examines how text messaging influences weight loss and healthy behavior as well.


As an economist, I believe that making small changes at the margin in any process can yield big changes, and I think that this is especially true for healthy behaviors.