General Pediatrics
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Improving Health Outcomes
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The Division of General Pediatrics Research generates new knowledge that addresses important public health problems affecting children such as obesity, asthma and medication use. We conduct research of the highest quality that advances practice and policy to improve the health of vulnerable populations of children locally, regionally and nationally.

Shari Barkin, M.D., M.P.H.Our primary goal is to generate new knowledge to improve children's health. We also strive to provide exemplary training, with particular emphasis on training fellows to conduct research of the highest quality.

One of our most significant objectives is to disseminate and translate findings to advance practice and policy. To that end we include dissemination efforts on each project as an explicit part of the protocol and prioritize projects that are likely to result in specific translation to improve health outcomes. We endeavor to provide contributions to research methodologies that address public health problems and translation.

Our faculty conduct research in pediatric obesity, medication use, asthma genetics and health policy and translation of evidence into practice and policy. Our research addresses the specific problems of vulnerable populations and health disparities. Our faculty researchers have secured funding from NIH, multiple foundations and state grant mechanisms.

Visit the links above or in the menu at left to learn more about our research projects.

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