Pediatrics

Research

For adolescent medicine pediatricians at IU School of Medicine, scientific inquiry underpins all activities –from clinical care and teaching to empiric research. This group of pediatric specialists understands that the most impactful research related to adolescent health is interdisciplinary and collaborative within and across disciplines, departments and universities; and research must engage the community as a partner. Research projects here have led to important policy changes that impact the health of communities.

This productive approach to medical research enables the adolescent medicine team to recruit top-notch faculty who are excellent clinicians, teachers and investigators. Adolescent medicine faculty are nationally known for research in adolescent health as well as for advocacy and policy issues related to adolescents on the regional and national levels. The team’s research portfolio has grown from a $35,000 award to Donald Orr, MD, in 1984 to approximately $3 million annually.

HPV Research

HPV Research

The Center for HPV Research at IU School of Medicine focuses on improving the understanding of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) transmission and infection, and prevention of HPV infection and its consequences.
Behavioral Health Research Program

Behavioral Health Research Program

Faculty physicians from pediatrics, psychology and psychiatry collaborate with youth, families, communities and youth-serving systems to conduct high-quality translational science, intervention and implementation research projects.

Active Studies

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at IU School of Medicine performs a wide variety of research projects encompassing multiple pediatric specialty areas. Research investigators in this group are CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) certified and uphold the standards of Good Clinical Practices. Along with the Principal Investigators, adolescent medicine researchers continue to ask new questions and turn that knowledge into useful practices that can be translated to patients and policy-makers. Participant study requirements are available through CTSI.