Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD

Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD

forrestc@email.chop.edu

Professor, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Christopher Forrest is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a general pediatrician who has run inpatient units and primary health care centers. Administratively he has served as CHOP's Chief Transformation Officer, charged with designing and implementing healthcare transformation initiatives that leverage health information technology investments. Currently he leads a research center that focuses on the theory and measurement of health across the life course, value in pediatric healthcare, and development of a national pediatric learning health system. He provides leadership for a federally funded Pediatric Quality Measures Program Center of Excellence, a national program in pediatric learning health systems (which are dedicated to advancing the health of children through research, quality improvement, and informatics), the National Children’s Study health measurement network, and the NIH’s Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System’s (PROMIS) Executive Committee and serves on the Steering Committee for the National Children Study’s Health Measurement Network. Dr. Forrest received his BA and MD degrees at Boston University as part of a dual-degree program, and completed a PhD in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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