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.

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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We are currently accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor and a Project Associate Manager with Dr. Adler's team.

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Parents' perception of their child's body image

New from the Mott Poll - Parents' perception of their child's body image

2 out of 3 parents say their child is self-conscious about some aspect of their appearance. 1 in 5 parents say their teens avoid things like being in photos due to being self-conscious about their appearance. 1 in 3 parents say their child has been treated unkindly because of their appearance.

Read the Mott Poll report > 




Training Opportunities at CHEAR

Apply to the CHEAR fellowship. This fellowship provides two years of support for physicians and PhD scientists interested in gaining rigorous training in pediatric health services research. We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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