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

Parent efforts insufficient to promote teen independence

Parents recognize the benefit of allowing teens to make mistakes, but believe parents should prevent mistakes that are too serious. 1 in 4 parents point to themselves as the main barrier to teen independence, by not taking the time or effort to give their teen more responsibility. Parents rate teens as being the least able to handle basic healthcare tasks independently, including figuring out the correct dose of medication and making a doctor's appointment.