The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center

Featured Research

Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes in a Longitudinal Study of Children and Adolescents

With the rising rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., reports suggest that an increasing number of children in the U.S. now have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), a disease which was once believed to occur only in adults. Screening tests are important tools for both disease detection and for disease prevention in the case of T2DM. 

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Featured Faculty

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc

Jeremy Adler, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Adler's clinical and research interest is in the care of children and adolescents with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease). His research focus is on developing strategies to individualize patient care to improve short and long-term outcomes and improve health related quality of life.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

National Poll on Children's Health

Pay-to-participate: Impact on school activities

Most middle and high school students participate in school sports, arts and/or clubs; however, 18% are not participating in any school activities. School sports are substantially more expensive than arts or clubs, with fewer no-cost options for participation. While 29% of parents say the cost of school activities is higher than they expected, only 7% have ever requested a waiver or scholarship for participation fees.