Pediatric and Adolescent Research

Kids are our future! The Pediatric Researchers in the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth are focused on promoting family and child health and well-being from infancy through emerging adults.

We are developing new generations of pediatric nurse scientists who conduct rigorous research that improves health and well-being for children and families.

Our faculty use a variety of methodological approaches to research. Examples of study types include basic laboratory research, observational studies, qualitative methods, experimental trials, and implementation studies designed to speed research results to clinical practice. Our research programs are focused on:

  • wellness promotion
  • congenital heart disease
  • mental health
  • obesity
  • care of the preterm infant
  • stress in at-risk youth
  • palliative and end-of-life care
  • sexual health
  • healthy lifestyle behavior
  • innovations in pediatric care delivery
  • pediatric health care quality and safety