Dr. Hurt's research seeks to define which aspects of the environment of poverty most affect child developmental outcome, whether the effects of poverty are detectable in brain structure, and how early in life developmental and brain effects can be identified.
Dr. Jan’s primary interest is improving the health and quality of life for children and adults with complex chronic conditions and disabilities. Her work includes policies and models of care related to children with special healthcare needs transitioning to adult-centered care.
Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric emergency care, the appropriate allocation of medical resources in emergencies, and pre-hospital pediatric emergency care.
Dr. Knight's research focuses on improving mental health for children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by investigating ways to enhance identification and treatment of youth with SLE affected by depression and anxiety.
Dr. Lorch’s research includes a vast body of work surrounding many health issues, including racial and health disparities, perinatal epidemiology, regionalization of care, health economics and quality of care in perinatal and pediatric settings.
Dr. Matone's research interests include large-scale program evaluation and health services research in the areas of child and family health. Her current work includes a statewide evaluation of federally funded home visitation programs in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mollen's research focuses on utilizing the emergency department and non-primary care settings as sites for interventions related to major public health issues affecting adolescents, such as unintended teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Ms. Noonan has worked extensively at the intersection of health and welfare law, especially as it relates to children. She focuses on the Center's legal and policy work. Her research focuses on policy and system design and how it supports better outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
Dr. Palakshappa's research focuses on current policies and systems and how they put individuals at risk for poor health, especially for low-income individuals. He is particularly interested in research and population-based policy interventions targeting obesity and food insecurity.
Dr. Rubin is an emerging leader in developing health system and public program innovation to meet the needs of high-risk populations of children. He is an active pediatric/primary care clinician, educator, and mentor for fellows and junior faculty interested in children’s health policy and public health.