Dr. Palumbo’s research is focused on child safety restraint use during air travel and on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. She also investigates the influence of policies on behaviors and health outcomes, and practical application of novel analytical research methods.
Dr. Lorch's research involves understanding the root causes for variations in health outcomes and healthcare utilization experienced by high-risk children, particularly those born prematurely. He is particularly interested in the role of local and state policies on the observed variation in outcomes of premature infants, such as the impact of certificate of need programs on such outcomes.
Dr. Feemster's research includes vaccine acceptance among parents and immunization providers, community-based interventions to improve vaccine uptake, neighborhood factors associated with the incidence of pertussis and influenza, and healthcare-associated respiratory infection in the pediatric ambulatory setting.
Dr. Mayne is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on preventing cardiovascular disease and promoting healthy behaviors in children and their families. She employs multilevel and longitudinal methods to study how factors at the individual, family, neighborhood, and policy level influence risk factor behaviors and cardiometabolic outcomes. She is also engaged in research to promote innovation in pediatric primary care.
Dr. Winston is a pediatrician, engineer, and public health researcher conducting research at the interface of child and adolescent health, injury, engineering, and behavioral science. Her work focuses on traffic injury, and her research to action to impact approach has led to evidence-based digital health to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Forrest's research focuses on developing novel ways of conducting multi-center pediatric applied clinical research, child health services and outcomes research, pediatric person-reported outcome measure development and application, life course health science, learning health systems science, and policies and programs that promote the lifelong health of children. He has a particular interest in the concept and measurement of health.
The research interests of Dr. Robbins include addressing social determinants of early childhood obesity, disparities in childhood obesity treatment and outcomes, and understanding interventions that address food access to improve child weight status. She is also interested in improving policies relating to food systems and physical activity.
Dr. Huang works on methodology development to understand the dynamics of disease activities and inform health management using multivariate longitudinal health data. She also works on data integration in Clinical Research Networks.
Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD, MSHP, is a pediatric endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She treats all pediatric endocrine conditions, but she has special expertise in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.