Danielle Erkoboni, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Physician, Care Network, 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

Danielle Erkoboni, Danielle Sands, Nicole Miller: Reach Out and Read in Early Infancy: A mixed-methods study of provider's beliefs and behaviors. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2023.

Danielle Erkoboni, Sabrina Gonzalez: Understanding Pediatricians' Advocacy for Well-Being, Diversity, and Inclusion Through Reach Out and Read. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2023.

Danielle Erkoboni, Nicole Miller, Nikki Shearman: Development of a Web-Based Repository of Research and Resources Around Early Literacy and Early Relational Health. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2023.

Danielle Erkoboni, Danielle Sands, Steve Wilmot, Melanie Hoynoski: Picture This! in Your Waiting Room: scaling a multidisciplinary, community-informed intervention to encourage playful learning and improve family satisfaction in medical waiting spaces. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2022.

Danielle Erkoboni, Danielle Sands: Describing the Shared Reading User Experience (UX). Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2022.

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.

Danielle Erkoboni: "Digital Natives: The Changing Nature of Children's Digital Media Use" Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2019.

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.

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Last updated: 08/08/2023
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