Charting New Frontiers in Children’s Health Policy & Practice Forum

Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 8:30am-6:00pm
Location: National Museum of American Jewish History in historic Old City Philadelphia

Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with a convening of regional and national leaders in children’s health policy to outline the emerging innovative solutions that will move the dial on child, adolescent and family health and well-being over the course of the next decade. See the full agenda and register today! Registration closes October 10.

PolicyLab wouldn't be what it is today without its policy, research and community partners--join us in setting the course for our next decade!


Meredith Matone
Deputy Director
With decreasing investments in children, never has it been a more important time to discuss a vision for what children will need to succeed in the years ahead.


David Rubin

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. PolicyLab is a Center of Emphasis within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, one of the largest pediatric research institutes in the country.

At PolicyLab, our experience caring for children and families informs our 'evidence to action' approach to improving children's health.

Founded in 2008, we research, develop and implement evidence-based solutions that are responsive to community needs and relevant to child health policy priorities. We collaborate with practitioners, families and policymakers throughout the research process because we know we cannot achieve improved child health outcomes by ourselves. And since research articles on their own are unlikely to produce change, we have a dedicated team of communications and policy professionals who work with our researchers to translate their work for a broad array of program and policy audiences.

Director David Rubin, MD, MSCE, and Deputy Director Meredith Matone, DrPH, MHS, lead a team of more than 25 faculty and instructors and 55 staff who are experts in medicine, public health, social work, psychology, law, biostatistics, health services research and population health. Our work is focused in four areas: adolescent health and well-being, health care coverage, access and quality, health equity and intergenerational family services. The wide array of projects within those portfolios include topics such as early childhood development, behavioral health, immigrant and refugee health, health insurance and provider-patient relationships. PolicyLab prioritizes diversity in every aspect of our organization and has a commitment to hiring and engaging in partnerships to create an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. To see our Diversity and Inclusion Statement click here, and for a comprehensive overview of PolicyLab, be sure to read our brochure.

Additionally, PolicyLab co-directs the Healthcare Analytics Unit (HAU) with the CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE). The HAU serves as a resource for PolicyLab and other CHOP investigators using complex data to address research questions by providing expertise in statistical programming, advanced analysis, biostatistics, and clinical epidemiology.