Five questions with Meredith Matone, the new head of CHOP Policy Lab

By Sarah Gantz, The Philadelphia Inquirer | November 24, 2023

Former Stoneleigh Fellow Meredith Matone was interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as she takes on her new role as the director of CHOP PolicyLab.

Maternal mortality, food insecurity, and a rise in child behavioral health problems are among the most entrenched public health issues in Philadelphia. A new research director at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is now inviting the people most affected by these challenges to work alongside academic researchers to devise solutions.

The pilot program at CHOP PolicyLab is an example of what “the future of health equity research” could look like, said Meredith Matone, who in October took over as director of CHOP PolicyLab, a center focused on translating academic research into community programs.

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