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Elizabeth Cooney-Zingman

Director of Research Operations

Elizabeth Cooney-Zingman

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Elizabeth (Beth) Cooney-Zingman acts as Chief of Staff for the PAIR center, providing broad administrative and operational leadership, while ensuring the PAIR Center’s programmatic objectives are achieved. She is also a member of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics Steering Committee.


Beth joined Dr. Halpern’s team in January 2011 as a project manager and helped launch the Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program in 2012 as its Assistant Director. She has been instrumentally involved in the management and proposal development for several clinical trials in critical care health services research as well as numerous studies designed to motivate advance directive completion and build better advance directives. Prior to joining Penn, she was the Product Manager of, a health promotion and education program for colleges and universities.


She has a Master of Public Health degree from the Boston University School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree in Health Studies from Georgetown University.


Beth lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Beth is an avid reader and fan of the Eagles, Phillies, Georgetown Hoyas, and Dickinson College Women's Soccer (coached by her husband, Ted).

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