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Division faculty conduct research on a wide variety of children’s health and health care issues, including:

  • Improving the health and health care of underserved children, including those who are poor, are uninsured, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, facing language barriers, and have special health care needs
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health and health care
  • Community-based interventions for improving the health and health care of underserved children
  • Insuring uninsured children
  • Testing innovative interventions for chronic disease management
  • Language, culture, and health care
  • Latino children’s health
  • Preventing pediatric hospitalization
  • Factors that delay hospital discharges for children; family-centered rounds
  • Prevention of youth violence and bullying
  • Preventing teen pregnancy; the HPV vaccine; and use of text messages for adolescent outpatient appointment reminders
  • Understanding and preventing child abuse and neglect
  • Health policy