Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH, MSHP is research faculty at PolicyLab and Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen’s research focuses on socio-economic health disparities, in particular childhood food insecurity. Her long-term goal is to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes among socially disadvantaged children through the development of effective, acceptable and feasible strategies to identify social risk and improve family engagement with resources. Her current research portfolio includes mixed-methods evaluations of social determinant screening modalities, locations and referral processes, and the implementation and evaluation of the USDA’s summer food service program across CHOP clinical settings. Cullen serves as Chair of the Food Insecurity workgroup for the multi-institutional COACH (Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health).
Dr. Cullen earned her MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her MD from Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency in General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She completed Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the CHOP. During this time, she was also a T32 research scholar, earning her Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Health Services Research from the University of Pennsylvania.