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Christopher B. Forrest, MD

  • Associate Professor - Adjunct

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

3415 Civic Ctr Blvd, ABR 1335
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


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MD, Boston University
PhD, Johns Hopkins University


1 - Child/Adolescent Health and Health Policy A - Health and Well-Being B - Workforce C - Organization and financing of children’s health care

2 - Primary Care A - Workforce B - Practice-based research C - Vulnerable populations

3 - Methodologic Expertise A - Survey research B - Statistical applications in health services research C - Health status assessment

Honors and Awards

Nemours Child Health Services Research Awared (2004) Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (1995) Benjamin Ritter Award for Excellence in Care of Children and Training of Residents, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1990) Philadelphia County Medical Society Award for Humaneness in Medicine (selected by medical students in the county--1990) Boston University Award for Excellence in Pediatrics (1986) Boston University Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases (1986)

  • Child health adolescent health child health policy workforce primary care population-based healthcare health services research outcomes research
  • Forrest CB, Starfield B. First Contact with Primary Care Clinicians and Expenditures for Ambulatory Episodes of Care in the United States. J Fam Pract 1996;43:40-48. (Editorially featured)

  • Forrest CB, Starfield B, Riley A, Kang M. The Impact of Asthma on the Health Status of Adolescents. Pediatrics 1997;99(2):e1-e7.

  • Forrest CB, Simpson L, Clancy C. Child Health Services Research: Challenges and Opportunities. JAMA 1997;277:1787-1793.

  • Forrest CB, Reid R. Passing the Baton: HMOs’ Influence on Referrals to Specialty Care. Health Aff (Millwood) 1997;16:157-162.

  • Forrest CB, Starfield B. Entry into Primary Care and Continuity: The Effects of Access. Am J Public Health 1998;88:1330-36.