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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Prosser 2021 MICHR Mentor Award

Congratulations Dr. Lisa Prosser!

Lisa A. Prosser, PhD, MS, Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center, and Assistant Dean for Research Faculty, Medical School; and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health has been awarded the prestigious 2021 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.


Mott Poll July

New from the Mott Poll - Parents split on whether to vaccinate younger kids against COVID

3 in 4 parents say the recommendation of their child’s healthcare provider will be important to their COVID vaccine decision. A doctor’s office is the most preferred vaccination location for parents of children who have not received a COVID vaccine. Fewer lower-income than higher-income parents say they are likely to have their child get a COVID vaccine.

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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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