Population Health and Equity Research

The Center for Population Health and Equity Research (CPHER) at Nationwide Children's Hospital is a network of researchers and clinicians dedicated to generating new knowledge about effective approaches to improve health outcomes and health equity for populations of at-risk children and families.

Research Focus Areas and Activities

Studies at CPHER explore the impacts of health care delivery and funding models, community interventions and health policies. We envision that our findings will drive improvements in quality, outcomes, disparities, and cost through innovative approaches to health care financing, resource integration, community engagement and health care.

  • Linking clinical, claims and patient-reported data to measure health care quality, costs and outcomes
  • Continuing research leadership in the area of adolescent health literacy, engagement and transition
  • Sponsoring seminars on social determinants of health, population health and health disparities
  • Enhancing the engagement of underrepresented minority students and researchers in pediatric health services research

View Recent Research and Fact Sheets.

Collaborations and Partnerships

Training Engagement

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

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)