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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New from the Mott Poll: Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child's water supply is safe at both home and school

3 in 4 parents say their home tap water is safe for their child to drink. 1 in 3 parents believe the city or county would notify them if there was a problem with their home water supply. Two-thirds of parents from higher-income households report that both home tap water and school drinking fountains are safe for their child to drink, compared to only half of lower-income parents.

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Exciting News: Dr. Chua goes to Washington

Wednesday, January 29, CHEAR Faculty, Kao-Ping Chua appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to testify on behalf of H.R. 4721, a bill that would preserve patients’ access to buprenorphine, a life-saving medication for opioid addiction.

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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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