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David Rubin, MD, MSCE
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Director, PolicyLab

Dr. Rubin is an emerging leader in developing health system and public program innovation to meet the needs of high-risk populations of children.

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As director of PolicyLab, Dr. Rubin is responsible for a Center of Emphasis focusing on population health, implementation science, and community-partnered research.

Dr. Rubin is an emerging leader in developing health system and public program innovation to meet the needs of high-risk populations of children. At Children's Hospital, he serves as the medical director of population health and is working across the health system to build capabilities for population health management and aligning delivery system reforms to improve the value and quality of care patients receive. He is an active pediatric/primary care clinician, educator, and mentor for fellows and junior faculty interested in children's health policy and public health, as well as a skilled investigator in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Rubin has authored more than 80 manuscripts spanning peer-reviewed research, policy analyses, and edited chapters in prominent pediatric texts, including seminal manuscripts in Health Affairs, JAMA, and Pediatrics on quality of health coverage and access for children in low-income families, prevention strategies and subsequent care of children who are at risk for child abuse, and program design and outcomes for children in foster care. He is particularly drawn to the challenges of meeting the needs of some of our nation's highest risk children in the nation's Medicaid and CHIP programs. He has made numerous presentations to the medical profession and to city, state, and national leaders, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, to guide evidence-informed policy decision on behalf of children across the country.

Education and Training

BS, University of Pennsylvania (Biological Basis of Behavior), 1992

MD, University of California, San Francisco, 1996

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics), 2002

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, PolicyLab

Mary D. Ames Endowed Chair in Child Advocacy

Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-

Field Center for Children's Policy & Practice Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2002-

Academic Pediatrics Association, 2002-

Helfer Society for Child Maltreatment, 2007-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2008-

Presidential Appointee, White House Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse & Neglect Fatalities, 2013-

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