Doug Strane, MPH

Research Project Manager, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Doug Strane is a researcher at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His portfolio of research seeks to ensure that children have equitable access to healthcare services that address their needs. His primary research interests include the ways in which legislative policy and economic trends affect children and families’ access to health insurance coverage, as well as the changing role of Medicaid and CHIP for children in low- and moderate-income families. His recent work includes an analysis of the shifting landscape of pediatric health insurance coverage for families that have traditionally relied on employer-sponsored insurance. He is additionally interested in the intergenerational impacts of caring for children with complex health care needs, including the financial and employment decisions that caregivers make while coordinating and providing care for children with complex needs. Finally, Mr. Strane is interested in the geospatial context of social determinants of health and how health systems can leverage their role in the community to connect families with resources. He received his Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Associate Program fellow.