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The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's is actively involved in many research projects aimed at providing a better understanding of adolescent health issues. The Division has significantly expanded its research addressing a multitude of adolescent health issues.
Our projects focus on:
Current projects include research in:
obesity and eating disorders prevention
polycystic ovary syndrome
bone health and osteoporosis
sexually transmitted diseases
Pelvic inflammatory disease
vitamin D deficiency and supplementation
young men's health
Over the past 19 years, the Boston LEAH Program has produced over 1200 articles, chapters, books, videotapes, cases and Internet resources. Research presentations have been given by fellows and faculty at meetings of the APHA, CDC, NASPAG, American Psychological Association, Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, SPR and SAHM.
The Center for Young Women's Health, in collaboration with the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Division of Gynecology, carries out research in congenital anomalies, endometriosis, and PCOS.
Ongoing research is also being done through the Center on Media and Child Health, which is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental and social health of children through research, production and education.
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) working group is based at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health and brings together experts from diverse disciplines whose work focuses on the intersections of sexual orientation, gender, and health. Biweekly meetings provide a space for members to discuss, critique, and develop research, advocacy, and public health projects focused on promoting health equity among gender and sexual minority populations.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”