The Child Health Behavioral and Social Outcomes Core :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Child Behavioral Outcomes Core

Katie Morfing, MS, Coordinator
Melissa Ginn, CCRC, Coordinator
Keith Yeates, PhD, Director

Our Services

The Child Behavioral Outcomes Core provides assistance to investigators seeking to incorporate behavioral, social, and economic measures into their research. Services include:

  • Consultation in design of research with behavioral components
  • Selection of appropriate behavioral measurement techniques and instruments
  • Assistance in preparing behavioral outcomes sections of grant applications
  • Assistance with collection, scoring, and entry of behavioral and social outcomes data
  • Consultation on data management and analytic strategies suitable for behavioral data
  • Assistance in preparation of manuscripts describing behavioral outcomes
  • Pyschometric assessments including cognitive, personality, and neuropyschological tests

Fast Facts About the Core

Services are available to:

  • Faculty at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Faculty at The Ohio State University
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows receiving support from the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

Priority for services:

  • Projects currently funded by external grants or are clearly intended to result in applications for external grant funding
  • Projects that will result in publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Projects that align with the strategic plans of The Ohio State University, the College of Medicine, or The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Investigators will be charged $50 per hour if they have any grants or other funding to which the services can be billed. Investigators without funding will be provided up to 10 hours of services without charge. If the services will require more than 10 hours, a cost center must be provided for the additional time.

To request a consultation or services, please submit the following form via REX.

For questions about the Core, contact

The project described was supported by Award Number UL1RR025755 from the National Center for Research Resources.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.
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