Senior Fellow

Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

  • Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine

Scott A. Lorch, MD, MSCE is the Kristine Sandberg Knisely Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is an attending neonatologist and is the Director of Clinical and Epidemiological Research within the Division of Neonatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is centrally involved with research projects concerning health care organization, racial and socioeconomic disparities, perinatal epidemiology, health economics, and quality of care in the perinatal setting, particularly in maternal and neonatal care. His work has investigated various measures of infant quality of care and analyses of various systems for delivering neonatal care.

Dr. Lorch has extensive experience in quantifying the quality of health care received by pediatric and adult patients, and identifying factors, such as socioeconomic factors, that are associated with poorer quality care. He also has experience using longitudinal cohorts of discharged premature infants to study the role of race and ethnicity on outcomes and health care use. Additionally, his other R01-funded work investigates the role of the health system on variations in patient outcomes, particularly around regionalization of health care services.

Dr. Lorch earned his Medical Degree from Northwestern University. He received his Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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