Research

Faculty in the Division of General Pediatrics are recognized nationally and internationally for real-world scholarship that aims to improve child health equity at the levels of patient care, healthcare financing and delivery, medical education, school and community systems, and public policy. 

 

Conducted with and for youth and families from under-represented minority communities, our scholarly projects explore novel questions through the rigorous design and assessment of interventions across a wide range of child-health outcomes, including preterm birth prevention, obesity prevention, early literacy, school readiness, health behaviors, access to care, chronic-illness management, and care coordination for children with medical and social complexity.

With colleagues across the disciplines of psychology, child development, education, epidemiology and population health, economics, political science and computer science, General Pediatrics faculty apply mixed methodologic approaches, including health-services research, controlled trials, cohort and cross-sectional studies, natural-language processing, community-based participatory research, qualitative methods, and human-centered design.

Our faculty also mentor a diverse pipeline of emerging scholars — from undergraduates through post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty — on projects that advance our understanding of the social determinants of health, immigrant health, health literacy, population health and health technology.

We are leaders in national child-health, public-health, medical-education and scientific organizations, including the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Health (NIH).  To support this important work, we are grateful for research funding from the NIH, CDC, FDA, NICHQ, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPCH), the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), and other foundations and donors.