David Rubin, MD, MSCE
Director of the CHOP PolicyLab
Public Health Interests
Current Public-Health Related Activities
As director of PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubin is responsible for a center of emphasis that includes 35 faculty and instructors and more than 60 staff conducting population health and community-partnered research. With a content focus on developing health system and public program innovation to meet the needs of high-risk children, he also serves as director of Population Health Innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, supervising a team that develops and implements integrated solutions using clinical care and technology to more proactively identify and provide needed services to at-risk patients across primary and subspecialty care settings. His team is also developing novel solutions to better assess psychosocial risk in order to refer patients and their families more effectively to community organizations that can address their needs. To date, he has authored more than 80 manuscripts spanning peer-reviewed research, policy analyses, and edited chapters in prominent pediatric texts, including seminal manuscripts in JAMA, Health Affairs and Pediatrics on the diagnosis of abuse-related injuries, trends in psychotropic medication use for Medicaid enrolled children, program design and outcomes for children in foster care, the effectiveness following replication of infant-home visitation services to high risk families, and emerging issues of access and healthcare coverage for low-income families. He is particularly drawn to the challenges of meeting the needs of some of our nation’s highest risk children in the national Medicaid and CHIP programs.