Research is integrated into the Pediatric Behavioral Health program in two notable ways. First, the faculty within the program use an evidence-based approach when working with children, youth, and families. That is, we turn to research and clinical experience to ensure that we offer best practices for 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 just to name the focus of a few recent projects.
The overarching goal of research conducted by the faculty of the Pediatric Behavioral Health program is to investigate aspects of clinical care so as to add knowledge to the field's understanding of best practices.