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Patient-Oriented Research

In Patient-Oriented Research, reducing symptoms and preventing complications of illnesses are emphasized.

Hearing and Speech Research

The Hearing and Speech Research program has a broad portfolio that includes instrument development and validation, pediatric swallowing disorder characterization and improving patient-provider communication.


Natella Rakhmanina, M.D., Ph.D., and her team, in partnership with the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR), are studying a longitudinal cohort of HIV-infected and HIV-exposed children and adolescents, which includes conducting pharmacologic studies of antiretroviral drugs in women, children and adolescents.

Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC)

The Center for Translational Research, together with the clinical division of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, leads Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic). Our team uses an acute asthma attack leading to an emergency department visit as a “teachable moment” to help patients and families think of asthma as a chronic disease. 

Improving Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation

Randall Burd, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief of the Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery whose main research interest is in improving teamwork during trauma resuscitation and improving pre-hospital pediatric trauma triage.

Pediatric Critical Care Outcomes Research Initiative

The overarching goal of the Pediatric Critical Care Outcomes Research Initiative (PC-CORI) is to develop a dynamic assessment of risk suitable for use in individual hospitalized patients, focusing on using big data from the Health Facts database.

Pediatric Psychopharmacology Team

The Pediatric Psychopharmacology Team collaborates with investigators across the U.S. and around the world to identify best practices in testing psychotropic medications for both safety and efficacy.