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Featured Research

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc

N-of-1 Studies to Improve Symptoms and Individualize Treatment Efficacy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Despite remarkable advances in treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 40% of patients continue to have symptoms that are not relieved and have persistent fatigue and poor quality of life. To improve quality of life, individualized approaches to address symptoms troubling to individual patients are needed.

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Featured Faculty

Lisa Prosser, PhD, MS

Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Prosser is a Professor and Director of the CHEAR Center. Her research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Current research topics include evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Healthy eating for children: Parents not following the recipe

1 in 5 parents don’t think it is important to limit junk food and fast food in their child’s diet. Parents’ biggest challenges around healthy eating include cost, convenience, and children’s food preferences. Nearly all parents believe childhood eating habits have a lifelong impact on health, but only 1 in 6 parents say their child’s diet is very healthy.