Meredith Matone (she/her) 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. Dr. Matone also serves as the core faculty advisor for the Qualitative Research Core at CHOP’s Research Institute.
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. 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 alumni of the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being program and a former Stoneleigh Foundation fellow.