Meredith Matone is the scientific director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine. As scientific director, Dr. Matone is responsible for developing and overseeing PolicyLab’s center-wide research strategy, infrastructure, and programmatic supports for PolicyLab faculty and research teams.
PolicyLab is committed to advancing community-engaged research; we are working to involve youth, families, community organizations and public agency partners at every step of the research process.
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.
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. Her recent work spans research partnerships with the public health department, community organizations and CHOP 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 and more recently completed a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellowship.