Department of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine Research

Adolescent Medicine Research

Division of Adolescent Medicine faculty have active research programs in a range of areas relevant to the health and health services of adolescents. The Adolescent Health Services Research Group and General Pediatrics Health services research are housed in the Robert J. Haggerty Laboratories for Child Health Services Research. Division faculty are also active participants in the American Academy of Pediatric Julius B. Richmond Center , a national Center of Excellence dedicated to the elimination of exposure to tobacco smoke, and the U of R/NTID National Center for Deaf Health Research , a Center for Disease Control Prevention. Research projects include:

  • Improving adolescent preventive services
  • Care and outcomes of eating disorders, including obesity
  • Evaluation of the delivery of health services to adolescents
  • Children and youth with special health care needs
  • Smoking cessation and tobacco control
  • Cultural competency in medicine 
  • Health insurance and managed care
  • Public health and youth development program evaluation
  • Post partum weight
  • Adolescent neurocognitive development
  • Community-based youth development initiatives
  • Internet and cyberspace use by teens
  • Survey methodology
  • Alternative and complimentary medicine
  • Deaf and hard of hearing populations