Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH is a faculty member at PolicyLab, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and co-course director for Master level Introduction to Implementation Science. Dr. Cullen’s research focuses at the intersection between the healthcare setting and the community, developing and studying interventions to reduce socio-economic health disparities. Her long-term goal is to improve health equity among socially disadvantaged children through the development of effective, acceptable, and feasible strategies to identify social risk and improve family engagement with resources. She is dedicated to community involvement in research and programmatic design, leveraging methods from Community-Based Participatory Research and Implementation Science to enhance reach and sustainability of developed programs.
Dr. Cullen serves on multiple regional and national committees, including as co-Chair of the Food Insecurity workgroup for the multi-institutional COACH (Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health) initiative to address social determinants of health in southeastern Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency in General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at CHOP while also serving as a T32 research scholar, earning her Master of Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania.