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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Congratulations CHEAR 2020 PRS Abstract Awardees

CHEAR faculty and staff awarded at 2020 Pediatric Research Symposium

Congratulations to CHEAR Faculty Investigator Sarah Reeves, PhD, MPH and CHEAR staff members Hannah Peng, MPH and Aliah Richter, BA on their awards for top-scoring abstracts at this year's Department of Pediatrics 2020 Pediatric Research Symposium.

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Mott Poll April

New from the Mott Poll - Playing through a pandemic: Youth sports and COVID

3 in 4 parents say their child’s sport is about right in their approach to COVID-19 precautions. Most parents give high ratings to their child’s school or sports league for clear communication, treating children fairly and listening to parent concerns about COVID-19. 1 in 4 parents rate their child’s sports league as fair/poor for consistent enforcement of COVID-19 precautions.

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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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