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Danielle Erkoboni MD

Faculty Member

Danielle Erkoboni is a faculty member at PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a general pediatrician at CHOP’s Norristown office. Dr. Erkoboni leads efforts to promote early literacy and learning through parent-child interaction in an increasingly digital age. She currently serves as the principal investigator within the Literacy Lab and the associate medical director of Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia. Through this work and other diverse research initiatives, Dr. Erkoboni has partnered with multiple community-based organizations and stakeholders, including Temple University’s Child and Infant Lab, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia, and Read by 4th (Philadelphia’s grade-level reading campaign). She is also collaborating with many of these organizations to bring playful learning environments to clinics, parks and other community spaces throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Dr. Erkoboni completed a fellowship in the National Clinician Scholar Program (formerly the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars) at University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Master in Health Policy and Research. Dr. Erkoboni participates on a number of local and national committees, including as a member of the Read by 4th Leadership Council and a member of the Council for Communications and Media of the American Academy of Pediatrics. At home, she is a mother to two young girls, and her favorite children’s book is “Click Clack Moo” by Doreen Cronin.