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Meredith Matone DrPH, MHS

Meredith Matone (she/her) is the director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an associate professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine. As director, Dr. Matone is responsible for a Center of Emphasis that includes 35 faculty and instructors and over 85 professionals conducting multidisciplinary and mixed-methods research in our health system and community, as well as policy and communications experts who support the translation and dissemination of PolicyLab’s work. Dr. Matone also serves as the core faculty advisor for the Qualitative Research Core at CHOP’s Research Institute.
  • PolicyLab is committed to advancing community-engaged research; we are working towards a goal of involvement of youth, families, community organizations and public agencies as partners in research.

She is currently excited about PolicyLab’s launch of the Community Partnerships in Research Program.

Dr. Matone’s research interests include maternal and young child health, as well as family well-being. She focuses on building community and public agency research partnerships to support improvements in policies and programs that serve mothers and infants in under-resourced communities. She is experienced in large-scale program evaluation, mixed-methods research designs, and use of administrative data for observational study designs in areas of child and caregiver health.

Dr. Matone is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, a faculty affiliate at The Field Center, and a board member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Youth Children. Dr. Matone received her Doctor of Public Health, specializing in child and adolescent health and development, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an alumnus of the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being program and a former Stoneleigh Foundation fellow.