General Pediatrics Research

Research faculty in the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital represent a number of scientific disciplines, including medicine, psychology, and public health.  Faculty conduct health services research, clinical research, behavioral interventions, public health research, community-based participatory research, and other types of qualitative and quantitative research on child, adolescent, family, and community issues.  Research funding comes from federal agencies, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institutes of Health, as well as private non-profit foundations and donors. 

Jay G. Berry, MD, MPH
Children with Special Health Care Needs, Quality of Care, Personal Hand-held Electronic Medical Records
Alyna T. Chien, MD, MS
Quality of Care, Pay-for-Performance, Public Reporting, Payment Systems, Health Disparities
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH
Antibiotic Use, Population Medicine, Managed Care, Quality Measurement and Improvement
Hiu-fai Fong, MD, MSHP
Mental Health Outcomes After Maltreatment
Alisa Khan, MD, MPH
Family-centered Care, Communication and Safety
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH
Patient Safety, Resident Sleep Loss, Work Hours
Jonathan Mansbach, MD, MPH
Bronchiolitis Care
Caleb P. Nelson, MD
Clinical and Health Services Research Into Effectiveness, Quality and Safety of Pediatric Urological Care
Mari M. Nakamura, MD, MPH
Pediatric Quality Improvement, Pediatric Readmissions, Health Information Technology

Sari L. Reisner, ScD

LGBT Health, Health Disparities, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Mental Health and Substance Use/Abuse Risks in Adolescents and Young Adults, Community-Based Research Methods

Gregory S. Sawicki, MD, MPH
Transition from Pediatric- to Adult-Focused Health Care, Adherence, Cystic Fibrosis

Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD
Health Promotion & Risk Reduction, Quality of Care, Parents' Role in Child Health, Health Disparities
Amy Starmer, MD, MPH
Patient Safety, Patient Hand-Offs Among Clinicians
Sara Toomey, MD, MpHil, MPH, MSc

Patient Centered Medical Home, E-consultants, ADHD, Asthma, Quality of Care

Jennifer M. Yeh, PhD Decision Science, Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Survivorship, Health Disparities, Precision Medicine


Richard C. Antonelli, MD, MS
Care Coordination
Clement Bottino, MD, MPH, RYT
Obesity Prevention, Health Services for Underserved Children
Jennifer K. Cheng, MD
Obesity Prevention
Kathleen Conroy, MD
Childhood Asthma in Low-income Communities
Joanne Cox, MD
Teen Parents, Health Services for Underserved Children
Emily Jean Davidson, MD, MPH
General Pediatrics
Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH
Insurance Policy Effects on Childrens' Health and Health Care
Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
History and Ethics of Anatomy in Body Procurement
Sarah McBride, MD
Quality of Care, Patient Safety, Asthma
Faye Holder-Niles, MD, MPH
Quality Improvement, Asthma
Judith Palfrey, MD
Children with Special Health Care Needs, Early Intervention, Global Health
Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH
Quality Improvement, Immunizations
Louis Vernacchio, MD, MSc
Quality Improvement, Asthma
Celeste Wilson, MD
Substance Abuse Research, Child Abuse and Neglect
Alan Woolf, MD, MPH
Environmental Health
Ann Wu, MD, MPH Health Disparities, Asthma, Pharmacogenetics