Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research (CCHEOR)
Advancing child health and well-being through research.
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Working in the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research
Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research
The mission of the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research is to advance child health and wellbeing through research in and across clinical care, health services, health policy and community initiatives.
We aspire to lead the nation in groundbreaking research that produces:
- Equitable and best outcomes for all children
- Vibrant communities
- Flourishing families
Investigators at the Center develop and test new health service delivery systems in partnership with pediatricians and Nationwide Children's Hospital to succeed in the following goals.
Partnering with the Hospital and other pediatric organizations to identify opportunities to improve care for children and families at risk.
Developing new or modify existing information or communication technologies for implementation in pediatric healthcare settings.
Testing the cost-effectiveness of such technologies in improving care.
Center Research Focuses on Improving Care
For children and adolescents with depression or suicidal ideation
For children and adolescents with clotting disorders
For children and adolescents with drug use
For children and adolescents without routine preventive care services
Collaborations and Partnerships
- Section of Adolescent Medicine
- Behavioral Health
- Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- The Ohio State University College of Nursing
- The Ohio State University College of Public Health
- Partners for Kids
- Pediatric Health Equity Collaborative
- University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry
Enhancing the training of future population health and equity researchers is a priority for the center, and CPHER regularly recruits for and helps contribute to the following training engagement programs:
At Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program (post-doctoral research fellowship)
- Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety Leadership
- Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship (clinical fellowship)
- Futures Matter: Transformative Transdisciplinary Summer Research Program (NICHD R25, High School Diversity Enhancing Mentoring Program)
At The Ohio State University
- Interdiscplinary Training in Health Development (NINR T32, College of Nursing pre-doctoral fellowship)
- Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH/NIGMS, College of Medicine MD-PhD program)
The Chavez Lab, led by Laura Chavez, PhD, MPH, seeks to address population behavioral health equity and improve understanding of the social drivers of outcomes for youth.
The Creary Lab, led by Susan Creary, MD, MSc, focuses on improving outcomes of children, adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD).
The Sleep Empowers Lab, led by Mattina Davenport, PhD, focuses on improving community sleep health through community-driven research and initiatives to improve sleep health equity by empowering populations.
The Kelleher Lab, led by Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH, research focuses on improving policy for, and the practice of, pediatric care for high risk children adversely affected by poverty, violence, neglect, alcohol, drug use or mental disorders.
The Khalsa Lab, led by Amrik Singh Khalsa, MD, MSc, focuses on reducing disparities and improving outcomes in obesity and its related co-morbidities through family-based, prevention interventions.
The O'Brien Lab, led by Sarah O'Brien, MD, MSc, focuses on the intersection between women’s health and hematology.
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Deena Chisolm, PhD, and her team of principal investigators at the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research.
The Center for Surgical Outcomes Research (CSOR)
The mission of CSOR is to improve children's' care through a comprehensive, patient-centered surgical outcomes research program to determine the optimal management of surgical diseases in children.
Featured News and Research
Stay up to date with the latest news releases and features coming out of the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research.
Meet Deena Chisolm, PhD
Through the center, Dr. Chisolm and her team have been able to improve health equity by identifying where there are inequities and sharing them with the people who have a role in reducing them.