CHeRP’s research portfolio addresses six major areas: vaccination, health communication and decision making, genomics, asthma, health insurance policy, and quality of care. Center projects are supported by external funding from CDC, FDA, NIH, and AHRQ.
Asthma – Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Center research has focused on understanding disparities in asthma and improving adherence to needed medications.
Genomics – Our researchers are leading seminal work on pharmacogenetic testing for asthma, performing genetic epidemiological studies that focus on large, real-life populations.
Health Communication and Decision Making – Center faculty have conducted studies developing and evaluating programs to support the delivery of cancer prevention services to adolescents as well as decision analytic modeling and cost effectiveness analyses to support policymaker, provider, and patient decision making.
Health Insurance Policy – Center researchers have evaluated the effects of health care reform and new health insurance strategies, including high-deductible health plans and nonpayment policies for potentially preventable adverse events.
Quality of Care – Center faculty have conducted studies to address healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, quality metrics, and antibiotic prescribing levels.
Vaccination (Safety, Delivery, Efficacy) – Center researchers are leaders in the nation’s two premier programs for active monitoring of the safety of licensed vaccines: the FDA Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) program and the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink project. Center investigators have also led major studies to address the problems of antibiotic resistance related to vaccination.