David Rubin, MD, MSCE

Areas of Expertise: Health services research
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street; Primary Care, CHOP Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


    Child Abuse - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    General Pediatrics Research Fellowship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    National Research Service Award Post-doctoral Fellow, Primary Care Physician Scientist Program

    Board Certification

    Child Abuse

    Graduate Degree

    MSCE - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Behavioral health
    Child welfare
    Family and parenting support
    Health services

  • Publications



    Matone M, O’Reilly A, Luan X, Localio A, Rubin DM. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations for injuries among infants and children following statewide implementation of a home visitation model. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2011; Epub Nov 26. Read the abstract

    Rubin DM, O'Reilly ALR, Luan X, Dai D, Localio AR, Christian CW. Variation in pregnancy outcomes following statewide implementation of a prenatal home visitation program. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Mar;165(3):198-204. Read the abstract


    Wood JN, Hall M, Schilling S, Keren R, Mitra N, Rubin DM. Disparities in the evaluation and diagnosis of abuse among infants with traumatic brain injury. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):408-14. Epub 2010 Aug 16. Read abstract.

    Ince EE, Rubin D, Christian CW. Parental perceptions of hospital care in children with accidental or alleged non-accidental trauma. Child Abuse Negl. 2010 Jun;34(6):403-6. Epub 2010 Apr 20. No abstract available.


    Rubin DM, Feudtner C, Localio R, Mandell DS. State variation in psychotropic medication use by foster care children with autism spectrum disorder. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2):e305-e312. Epub 2009 Jul 20. Read the abstract