Meredith Matone, DrPH, MHS

Meredith  Matone, DrPH, MHS
Associate Fellow

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

Public Health Interests

Chronic Medical Conditions, Maternal and Child Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Meredith Matone is the Deputy Director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SOM. 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 an assessment of the health service needs of adolescent mothers with involvement in the child welfare system in Philadelphia. 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.

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].