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Featured Research

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc

N-of-1 Studies to Improve Symptoms and Individualize Treatment Efficacy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Despite remarkable advances in treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 40% of patients continue to have symptoms that are not relieved and have persistent fatigue and poor quality of life. To improve quality of life, individualized approaches to address symptoms troubling to individual patients are needed.

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Featured Faculty

Lisa Prosser, PhD, MS

Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Prosser is a Professor and Director of the CHEAR Center. Her research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Current research topics include evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Sick kids: Can parents get same-day doctor appointments?

Parents of sick children often want to get advice from their child’s health care provider. Only about half of parents are very confident they can get a same-day appointment with their provider for a sick child. About 4 in 10 parents will take their child to an urgent care, retail clinic or emergency department if they wake up with sore throat and fever. 10% of parents would use email with their provider to get advice for a sick child.