Dr. Virudachalam's research focuses on understanding and improving home food preparation practices in families with young children. More broadly, she is interested in understanding how best to promote positive health behaviors, both in community and home-based settings.
Dr. Walter works at the intersection of clinical practice and bioethics with an emphasis on the physician-patient relationship and family-centered care. Her current research focuses on facilitating and improving communication between the health care team and families of children with chronic and terminal illness.
Dr. Wood's current research focuses on improving occult injury screening practices for children suspected of being victims of physical abuse, along with understanding the use and utility of such practices in the evaluation of abusive injuries.
Dr. Young’s research focuses on adolescent depression. This includes understanding vulnerabilities for depression, developing and evaluating preventive interventions for depression, and the screening and provision of evidence-based interventions for depression in community and primary care settings.
Dr. Yun’s primary interest is refugee and immigrant health, specifically the well-being of children in immigrant families in the United States. Her current projects explore access to preventive health services for refugees and other immigrants in Pennsylvania.