Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being


Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education.

Our vision is to be the leader in unbiased multidisciplinary research and teaching that influences policy and systems to improve health and health care for all children in our communities near and far.

Our values: integrity, respect, collaboration, creativity, excellence, and equity.

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November Mott Poll

New from the Mott Poll: 2/3 of parents cite barriers in recognizing youth depression

1 in 4 parents say their middle or high school-age child knows a peer or classmate with depression. Though most parents are confident they would recognize depression in their middle or high school-age child, two-thirds cite barriers to recognizing signs and symptoms. 7 in 10 parents think schools should screen all students for depression; 6th grade is the most preferred age to begin depression screening.

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Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being.

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is one of the largest health services research centers that focuses on children. Eighteen faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students conduct research and training across several core themes that include data science, emerging technologies, health outcomes research, health care policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing health services research, epidemiology, health policy, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.

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