Research is integrated into the Pediatric Psychology Program in notable ways. Faculty use an evidence-based approach when working with children, youth, and families. Faculty draw from the scientific research, clinical experience, while collaborating closely with families to ensure we offer the best approaches to address specific presenting concerns.
Further, many faculty are actively involved in clinical research. Topics vary and include such issues as psychosocial interventions for children with chronic medical conditions, diagnostic processes for individuals with disabilities, medical-behavioral links among children with specific conditions, sleep and bedtime concerns, parenting practices, and pediatric pain as examples of recent projects.
The overarching goal of research conducted by the faculty is to investigate aspects of clinical care with the goal of improving best practices.