Christopher Forrest is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research unit focuses on the theory and measurement of health across the life course, value in pediatric healthcare, and delivery system transformation. He leads a federally funded Pediatric Quality Measures Program Center of Excellence and a national program in pediatric learning health systems (which are dedicated to advancing the health of children through research, quality improvement, and informatics). He chairs the NIH’s Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System’s Executive Committee and serves on the Steering Committee for the National Children Study’s Health Measurement Network.
Forrest received his BA and MD degrees at Boston University as part of a dual-degree program, and completed a PhD in outcomes research at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.