Gabrielle DiFiore MPH

Clinical Research Assistant

Gabrielle DiFiore is a clinical research assistant at PolicyLab and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works with Dr. Aletha Akers’ research group on a number of sexual and reproductive health projects, including aiming to improve contraception continuation and adherence and how to better understand how a health coaching approach can be integrated into the clinical care setting. She also coordinates content development for the ParentsAreTalking website, which aims to provide parents with the information and skills necessary for communicating with their adolescents about various sexual and reproductive health topics.

Ms. DiFiore has experience with both qualitative and quantitative policy-implicated research. She has previously worked at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University on the Autism Spectrum Disorders Enriched Risk (ASD-ER) ECHO-wide Protocol Pilot, which is a part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) parent study.

Ms. DiFiore received her Master of Public Health in Community Health and Prevention with a focus in Maternal and Child Health from Drexel University. Prior to her master’s program, she completed her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.