Prof Christopher B Forrest

BRCCH Strategic Scientific Advisory Board
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Christopher B Forrest is Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is also the Director of the Applied Clinical Research Center at CHOP. His research interests include global health, health information technology, comparative effectiveness research, delivery innovation, and patient-centered medical homes. Prof Forrest serves as the Principal Investigator of PEDSnet, a national consortium of children’s hospitals (>7 million children) in the USA, that conducts patient-centered outcomes research among children and youth. He is the Chair of the Research Committee for PCORnet, a national clinical research network supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, United States. He also chairs the Steering Committee for the National Institute of Health, USA program called PEPR, which evaluates patient-reported outcome measures for children with chronic conditions. He obtained his MD from the School of Medicine at Boston University, USA and his PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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