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.

Core research faculty


Focus area

Children with Special Health Care Needs, Quality of Care, Personal Hand-held Electronic Medical Records

Quality of Care, Pay-for-Performance, Public Reporting, Payment Systems, Health Disparities

Antibiotic Use, Population Medicine, Managed Care, Quality Measurement and Improvement

Mental Health Outcomes After Maltreatment

Family-centered Care, Communication and Safety

Patient Safety, Resident Sleep Loss, Work Hours

Bronchiolitis Care

Clinical and Health Services Research Into Effectiveness, Quality and Safety of Pediatric Urological Care

Pediatric Quality Improvement, Pediatric Readmissions, Health Information Technology

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

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

Patient Safety, Patient Hand-Offs Among Clinicians

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

Decision Science, Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Survivorship, Health Disparities, Precision Medicine

Other research faculty


Focus area

Care Coordination

Obesity Prevention, Health Services for Underserved Children

Obesity Prevention

Childhood Asthma in Low-income Communities

Teen Parents, Health Services for Underserved Children

General Pediatrics

Insurance Policy Effects on Childrens' Health and Health Care

History and Ethics of Anatomy in Body Procurement

Quality of Care, Patient Safety, Asthma

Quality Improvement, Asthma

Children with Special Health Care Needs, Early Intervention, Global Health

Quality Improvement, Immunizations

Quality Improvement, Asthma

Substance Abuse Research, Child Abuse and Neglect

Environmental Health

Health Disparities, Asthma, Pharmacogenetics