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

Mental Health Outcomes After Maltreatment

Pediatric Environmental Health Disparities, GIS, Lead Poisoning, Pediatric Asthma

Family-centered Care, Communication and Safety

Patient Safety, Resident Sleep Loss, Work Hours

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Medical Education

Bronchiolitis Care

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

Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Econometrics, Statistics

Transition from Pediatric- to Adult-Focused Health Care, Adherence, Cystic Fibrosis

Patient Safety, Patient Hand-Offs Among Clinicians

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

Adherence, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic error, Medication Errors, Patient Safety

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

Other research faculty


Focus area

Health Care Transition, Shared decision-making, Weight management intervention

Care Coordination

Digital Health, Health information Privacy and Confidentiality, Partnering with Patient and Families to improve Healthcare Quality and Safety

Childhood Asthma in Low-income Communities

Teen Parents, Health Services for Underserved Children

Primary Care, Population Health, Patient Safety

Quality Improvement, Asthma

Quality Improvement, Electronic Consults and Referrals, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

Environmental Health