Meredith Matone, MHS, DrPH(c)

Meredith Matone, MHS, DrPH(c)
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Research Scientist, PolicyLab Research Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Health Interests:

Child welfare, maternal and child health, chronic disease, life course perspective on health and development

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

I am a trained public health professional, with a master of health science in perinatal health and am currently finishing a doctorate of public health in child and adolescent health and development from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, I am a Certified Health Education Specialist. For the past 5 years, I have worked at PolicyLab at CHOP conducting public health program evaluations of home-based family services in Pennsylvania as well as epidemiologic studies of psychotropic medication use among youth enrolled in Medicaid. Last year, I received a Stoneleigh Fellowship to explore health status of young adult mothers involved with child welfare in Philadelphia and pursue programmatic and policy options to better coordinate physical health care for this population.

Select Publications:

Matone M, O'Reilly A, Luan X, Localio RL, Rubin D. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for injuries among infants and children following statewide implementation of a home visitation model. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Dec 2012, 16(9): 1754-1761.

Matone M, O'Reilly AL, Luan X, Localio R, Rubin DM: Home visitation program effectiveness and the influence of community behavioral norms: a propensity score matched analysis of prenatal smoking cessation. BMC Public Health, Nov 2012, 12(1): 1016.

Saloner B, Matone M, Kreider A, Budeir MS, Miller DA, Huang YS, Raghavan R, French B, Rubin DM. Medicaid mental health organization and second-generation antipsychotic use among stimulant-using children. Psychiatric Services, ePub Sept 2014, doi: 10.1176/

Lee S, Dowshen N, Matone M, Mollen C. Provider knowledge, attitudes, and practice of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for adolescents treated for Chlamydial infection in varying state policy environments. Journal of Adolescent Health [under review].