Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

Research in Clinical Topics:

  • Obesity in immigrant children
  • Implementation and evaluation of a medical home program for children and youth with special health care needs
  • Implementation and evaluation of a validated developmental screening test in primary care practice
  • Impact of the Reach Out and Read program on pediatric residency continuity clinic
  • Cost effectiveness of peer to peer breastfeeding counseling
  • Assessment of nutrition screening and development of new guidelines for nutrition counseling
  • Desensitization strategies for children with cystic fibrosis and allergic reactions to antibiotics


Research in Medical Education:

Undergraduate medical education:

  • Hospital vs home visits and the impact on student learning
  • Training students to care for families of low socio economic status
  • Student attitudes about caring for low income patients and populations
  • Impact of evaluation strategies on student performance

Graduate medical education:

  • Development and evaluation of a residency curriculum on research
  • Development and impact of an advocacy curriculum
  • Integration of basic sciences in clinical teaching