Education and Training
MD - The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, Chicago, IL
Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
National Clinician Scholar - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MSHP - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Erkoboni, D., and Radesky, J. (2018) The elephant in the exam room: Addressing parent and child mobile device use as a teachable moment. Journal of Pediatrics. 5-6. (PMID: 29936972)
Fleisher, L., Erkoboni, D., Halkyard, K., Sykes, E., Norris, M., Walker, L., Winston, F. (2017) Are mHealth Interventions to Improve Child Restraint System Installation of Value? An Mixed Methods Study of Parents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10), 1122-1126. (PMID: 5664623
Jacobsohn, L., García-España, J. F., Durbin, D. R., Erkoboni, D., & Winston, F. K. (2012). Adult-supervised practice driving for adolescent learners: The current state and directions for interventions. Journal of Safety Research, 43(1), 21-28. (PMID: 22385737)
Erkoboni, D., Ozanne-Smith, J., Rouxiang, C., & Winston, F. K. (2010). Cultural translation: acceptability and efficacy of a US-based injury prevention intervention in China. Injury Prevention, 16(5), 296-301. (PMID: 20921561)
Winston, F. K., Erkoboni, D., & Xie, D. (2007). Identifying interventions that promote belt-positioning booster seat use for parents with low educational attainment. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 63(3), S29-S38. (PMID: 17823581)
Erkoboni D. “Building Character with Books: Parent Perceptions on the Benefits of Shared Book Reading with their Infants” Character Development Special Topic Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. October 2018. Philadelphia, PA.
Erkoboni D. “Defining Clinician-Librarian Partnerships to Promote Constructive Digital Media Use for At-risk Youth” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. May 2018. Toronto, Canada.
Erkoboni D. “Envisioning Digital Story Time: A Qualitative Investigation of Print Books Versus E-Books for Low-Income Parents and Infants” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. May 2018. Toronto, Canada.
Erkoboni D. “Understanding the role of tampons at menarche: Formative research to inform the development of a toolkit for typically developing and special needs teens and their mothers” Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. April 2018. West Palm Beach, FL.
Erkoboni D. “Defining the role of a media mentor in Philadelphia's Free Library System” Drexel Urban Health Symposium. September 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
Erkoboni D. “Defining the role of a media mentor in Philadelphia's Free Library System” National Clinician Scholars Annual Meeting. November 2017. New Haven, CT.
Erkoboni D. "Assessing pediatric resident's attitudes, barriers and behaviors related to child passenger safety”. APA Region II/III Annual Meeting. March 2016. New York, New York.
Erkoboni D. “A resident-led approach to hospital-based quality improvement using lean methodology”. Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Healthcare. April 2016. Baltimore, MD
Erkoboni D. “The effects of a pediatric resident educational program on long-acting reversible contraceptive knowledge and counseling”. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. April 2016. Baltimore, MD.
Erkoboni D. “Lean Daily Management: Daily Inpatient Provider Driven Quality Improvement”. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2016. Chicago, IL.
Posters and Presentations
Erkoboni D. “Current trends in pediatric urgent and emergent care”. Norristown School District School Nurses In-service. Norristown, PA. Nov. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Kids and technology: teachable moments in the exam room”. Keynote address for Technology and Clinical Pediatrics. Fort Wayne, IN. Nov. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Screen time and social media use by children and teens: areas for intervention and promotion”. Monterey, CA. Nov. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Envisioning digital story time: update on the digital literacy project”. Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia Regional Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Oct. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Barrier and facilitators toward implementation of a media mentorship program in Philadelphia’s Free Library System”. Administrative Meeting of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. May 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Barrier and facilitators toward implementation of a media mentorship program in Philadelphia’s Free Library System”. Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA. Mar. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “The elephant in the exam room: teachable moments around screen time”. Collaborative Office Rounds. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Mar. 2018.
Erkoboni D. “Envisioning digital story time: update on the digital literacy project”. Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia Regional Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Oct. 2017.
Erkoboni D. “Medical academic entrepreneurship: New path to impact or challenge to promotion?”. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (Workshop facilitator). San Francisco, CA. May 2017.
Erkoboni D. “Defining the role of a media mentor in Philadelphia's Free Library System". Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting. Austin, TX. Apr. 2017.
Erkoboni D. “Lean on Me: A CLER and simple solution to integrating learners into organizational quality improvement efforts”. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (Workshop facilitator). Baltimore, MD. Apr. 2016.
Awards and Honors
2017, Marbach Residency Scholar, Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
2016-2018, Emerging Scholar, The Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
2013, Community Service Award, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
2012, Heller Award, American Medical Women’s Association
Editorial and Academic Positions
2018-present, Reviewer, Early Child Research Quarterly
2017-present, Reviewer, Clinical Pediatrics
2015-present, Reviewer (Abstracts and Workshops), Pediatric Academic Societies
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, CHOP Reach Out and Read Representative, Book Distribution Task Force, Read by 4th, Philadelphia, PA
2017-present, Philadelphia Playful Learning Cities Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
2016-present, Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2016-present, Society for Research in Child Development
2015-present, American Pediatric Association
2013-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
- 2016-present, Council for Communications and Media
2006-present, American Public Health Association
2001-present, Phi Beta Kappa
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