Danielle Erkoboni, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Physician, Care Network, Division of General Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
BA (Chemistry)
Wheaton College, 2005.
MD (Medicine)
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, 2013.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2020.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Erkoboni is a general pediatrician at CHOP Karabot's Primary Care Norristown.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Erkoboni leads efforts to promote early literacy and learning through parent-child interaction in an increasingly digital age. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator within the Literacy Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Associate Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia. Through this work and other diverse research initiatives, Dr. Erkoboni has partnered with multiple community-based organizations and stakeholders, including Temple University’s Child and Infant Lab, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia, and Read by 4th (Philadelphia’s grade-level reading campaign). Dr. Erkoboni is additionally collaborating with many of these organizations to bring playful learning environments to clinics, parks and other community spaces throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Dr. Erkoboni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty member of the PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. She recently completed a fellowship in the National Clinician Scholar Program (formerly the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars) at Penn, where she received a Master in Health Policy and Research. Dr. Erkoboni participates on a number of local and national committees, including as a member of the Read by 4th Leadership Council and a member of the Council for Communications and Media of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Selected Publications

Guevara JP, Erkoboni D, Gerdes M, Winston S, Sands D, Rogers K, Haecker T, Jimenez ME, Mendelsohn AL.: Promoting Early Literacy Using Digital Devices: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Academic Pediatrics 21(6): 1001-1008, Aug 2021.

Erkoboni, D., Ma, A., Radesky, J.: Conceptualizing community partnerships for media mentorship. Children and Libraries Page: doi: 10.1038, Aug 2020 Notes: epub.

Guevara, J.P., Erkoboni, D., Gerdes, M., Winston, S., Sands, D. Rogers, K., Haecker, T., Jimenez, M., Mendelsohn, A.L.: Effects of Early Literacy Promotion on Child Language Development and Home Reading Environment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Pediatrics 2(1): 100020, Mar 2020.

Erkoboni Danielle, Radesky Jenny: The Elephant in the Examination Room: Addressing Parent and Child Mobile Device Use as a Teachable Moment. The Journal of pediatrics 198: 5-6, Jul 2018.

Fleisher Linda, Erkoboni Danielle, Halkyard Katherine, Sykes Emily, Norris Marisol S, Walker Lorrie, Winston Flaura: Are mHealth Interventions to Improve Child Restraint System Installation of Value? A Mixed Methods Study of Parents. International journal of environmental research and public health 14(10): 1122, Sep 2017.

Jacobsohn Lela, García-España J Felipe, Durbin Dennis R, Erkoboni Danielle, Winston Flaura K: Adult-supervised practice driving for adolescent learners: The current state and directions for interventions. Journal of safety research 43(1): 21-8, Feb 2012.

Erkoboni Danielle, Ozanne-Smith Joan, Rouxiang Cao, Winston Flaura K: Cultural translation: acceptability and efficacy of a US-based injury prevention intervention in China. Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention 16(5): 296-301, Oct 2010.

Winston Flaura K, Erkoboni Danielle, Xie Dawei: Identifying interventions that promote belt-positioning booster seat use for parents with low educational attainment. The Journal of trauma 63(3 Suppl): S29-38, Sep 2007.

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