Dr. Rubin is a general pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in July of 2002 after fellowship training in general pediatrics, child maltreatment, clinical epidemiology, and health services research. He is currently the Director of Research & Policy for Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection & Health at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research has focused on health policy and practice for vulnerable populations. His work has included an evaluation of racial bias in reporting pediatric fractures for child abuse that appeared in JAMA in 2002 and more recent population-based studies of the health of children in foster care that appeared in the journal Pediatrics earlier this year. He is the recent recipient of a K23 award from NICHD to study health and well-being of children in foster care through prospective community-based research. Dr. Rubin is also the Pediatric Course Director for Penn’s School of Medicine and has been a co-director of an evidence-based medicine curriculum for the pediatric residency program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a primary care attending physician in the Faculty Practice of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Professor of Pediatrics; Director, PolicyLab
- Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics;
- Director, PolicyLab
Perelman School of Medicine
D.M. Rubin, and K. Noonan (2014, April 14). A New Opportunity to Define Health Care Reform for Children, JAMA Pediatrics online.
Frioux, Sarah; Wood, Joanne N.; Fakeye, Oludolapo; Luan, Xianqun; Localio, Russell; and Rubin, David M. (2014, March 29). Longitudinal association of county-level economic indicators and child maltreatment incidents, Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Noonan K, Miller D, Sell K, Rubin DM. (2013). A procurement-based pathway for promoting public health: Innovative purchasing approaches for state and local government agencies, Journal of Public Health Policy, 34 (4), 528-537.
Matone M, O’Reilly A, Luan X, Localio A, Rubin DM. (2011). Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for injuries among infants and children following statewide implementation of a home visitation model, Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Rubin DM, O’Reilly ALR, Luan X, Dai D, Localio AR, Christian CW. (2011). Variation in pregnancy outcomes following statewide implementation of a prenatal home visitation program, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med., 165 (3), 198-204.