Christopher Forrest

Center Principal Investigator, Steering Committee Chair

Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the CHOP Center for Applied Clinical Research, which is devoted to advancing multi-institutional clinical and health services research in routine pediatric healthcare settings. Forrest serves as a Principal Investigator in PEPR and is the Chair of the Steering Committee.


He is the Chair of the Research Committee for PCORnet, the national clinical research network funded by PCORI. He also chairs the Steering Committee for PEDSnet, a national consortium of children’s hospitals that conducts patient-centered outcomes research among children and youth. Dr. Forrest received his BA and MD degrees from Boston University and completed his PhD in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. 

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