Meredith Matone DrPH, MHS

Scientific Director

Meredith Matone is the Scientific Director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, Dr. Matone is responsible for overseeing PolicyLab’s research pipeline and recruitment, research-related planning for PolicyLab’s portfolios and center-wide research strategy and supports provided to PolicyLab researchers.

 

  • Children in America today are facing social, economic, and systems-level complexities that require thoughtful, multidisciplinary solutions – and that’s what we’re all about at PolicyLab.

  • There is strong federal support for and investment in early childhood home visitation programs. PolicyLab is supporting the success of these programs within our state by evaluating programs with a focus on identifying quality improvement opportunities.

Her research interests include child maltreatment prevention and maternal health.  She is experienced in large-scale program evaluation and use of administrative data for observational study designs in areas of child and family health. Recent work includes a statewide evaluation of federally funded home visitation programs for families of young children in Pennsylvania and and a pilot intervention to integrate early childhood community supports within pediatric primary care.

Meredith received her Doctor of Public Health, specializing in child and adolescent health and development, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While a doctoral student, Meredith held a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being.  Currently, Meredith is a Stoneleigh Fellow pursuing research and policy efforts to reduce intergenerational involvement in the child welfare system.