The center has several focal research areas including:
- Maternal/newborn health
- Chronic illness
(including conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, growth disorders, cancer, dental decay, and lead toxicity)
- Mental health and child development
- Drugs and therapeutics
- Primary care
We address each of these complex topics through the lens of prevention, comparative effectiveness, urban child health, quality, and finance.
The center is committed to performing research that meets the needs of our stakeholders including primary research, consultations, evaluations, technical assistance, and data synthesis.
Core values: Independence, Scientific Rigor, Non-Partisanship, Collaboration, Practicality