David Rubin, MD, MSCE

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David Rubin, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician, director of PolicyLab and director of Population Health Innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Mary D. Ames Endowed Chair in Child Advocacy.

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)

Background

Dr. Rubin is a national leader in developing health system and public program innovation to improve access and health outcomes for people across the United States. As Director of Population Health Innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which serves over 500,000 children and adolescents annually, he has developed programs to improve the value and quality of health care services patients receive. His team is one of the few to have reported significant return on investment from integrated care models designed to reduce inpatient admissions for Medicaid-enrolled children. He leads a team of public health improvement advisors and data engineers who help integrated care teams prioritize workflows for their high-risk patients. His approach is generalizable for both adults and children, and has been tested across primary and specialty care populations.

Within PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and as Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubin leads a team that includes 33 faculty members and more than 60 staff conducting research in the areas of population health, implementation science, and community-partnered research. He is also a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and a former associate program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past member of the Pentagon’s Military Family Readiness Council and a past Presidential appointee to the White House Commission to Eliminate Child abuse & Neglect Fatalities. He 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 and the delivery system interventions that can return value for public health programs. He is particularly drawn to the challenges of meeting the needs of patients receiving publicly funded health insurance, particularly through the Medicaid program. 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 health policy decisions on behalf of children and families across the country.

Dr. Rubin is a practicing primary care pediatrician at the Faculty Practice of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in child maltreatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Medical School

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

American Board of Pediatrics
Child Abuse
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Selected Publications

Research Publications

2019

Rubin DM, Kenyon CK, Strane D et. al, : Association of a Targeted Population Health Management Intervention with Hospital Admissions and Bed-Days for Medicaid-Enrolled Children JAMA Network Open 2(12), doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.18306 2019 Notes: e1918306.

2017

Rubin DM, Springer SH, Zlotnik S, Kang-Yi CD, and the Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care: Needs of kinship care families and pediatric practice. Pediatrics 139(4): 1-9, April 2017.

Publications

Papers

2020

Kenyon, CC, Strane, D, Floyd, GC, Jacobi, EG, Penrose, TJ, Ewig, JM, DaVeiga, SP, Zorc, JJ, Rubin, DM, Bryant-Stephens, TC: An asthma population health improvement initiative for children with frequent hospitalizations. Pediatrics in press 2020.

2019

Gregory EF, Miller JM, Wasserman RC, Seshadri R, Rubin DM, Fiks AG: Routine cholesterol tests and subsequent change in BMI among overweight and obese children. Academic Pediatrics 19 (7), doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.05.131 2019.

Rubin DM, Kenyon CK, Strane D et. al, : Association of a Targeted Population Health Management Intervention with Hospital Admissions and Bed-Days for Medicaid-Enrolled Children JAMA Network Open 2(12), doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.18306 2019 Notes: e1918306.

Seshadri R, Strane D, Matone M, Reudiseli K, Rubin DM : Families with TRICARE coverage report lower health care quality and access compared to publicly insured commercially insured, and uninsured families. Health Affairs 38(8), https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00274 2019.

Strane D, Kanter GP, Matone M, Glaser A, Rubin DM: Growth Of public coverage among working families in the private sector. Health Affairs 38(7), https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05286 2019.

2018

Matone M, Kellom K, Griffis H, Quarshie W, Faerber J, Gierlach P, Whittaker J, Rubin DM, Cronholm PF: A mixed methods evaluation of early childhood prevention within evidence-based home visiting programs. Maternal Child Health Journal https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2530-1 2018.

2011

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.

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.

2010

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.

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.

2009 

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.

Awards and Honors

Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies:

1991 Phi Beta Kappa

1992-1996 Regent's Scholar, University of California (UCSF)

1994 Commendation for Community Service, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

1995 Alpha Omega Alpha

1996 Alumni Award for Community Service, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

2005 Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2017 Faculty Mentoring Award, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

1999-Present Pediatric Emergency Care (Reviewer)

2002-Present Pediatrics (Reviewer)

2002-Present JAMA (Reviewer)

2002-Present Child Abuse and Neglect (Reviewer)

2003-Present Ambulatory Pediatrics (Reviewer)

2004-Present Annals of Emergency Medicine (Reviewer)

2007-Present Medical Education (Reviewer)

2007-Present Psychiatric Services (Reviewer)

2007-Present Medical Care (Reviewer)

2017-present Developmental Child Welfare (Editorial Board)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies and Other Professional Activities:

National:

1996-present American Academy of Pediatrics

2001-present Subcommittee for Children in Substitute Care for the Pennsylvania Children's Health Coalition

2002-present Field Center for Children's Policy & Practice Research at the University of Pennsylvania

2002-present Academic Pediatrics Association

2007-present Helfer Society for Child Maltreatment

2008-present Society for Pediatric Research

Local:

1999-2007 Law Enforcement Child Abuse Project (LECAP)

1999-2002 Pennsylvania Medico-legal Advisory Board

2001-present Subcommittee for Children in Substitute Care for the Pennsylvania Children's Health Coalition

2002-present Field Center for Children's Policy & Practice Research at the University of Pennsylvania

2009-2010 Child Welfare Advisory Board, City of Philadelphia