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Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research

Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER) in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in order to discover what matters most to children and caregivers with respect to health and to identify which treatments and therapies work best to deliver optimal outcomes. In partnership with the Children’s Health Services Research group, PACER investigators host the annual Children’s Health Services Research Symposium.

The goals of the Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research program are to: 1) Expand the research capacity of IU School of Medicine in pediatric subspecialties; 2) Establish a rigorous research program focused on patient-centered outcomes; 3) Build capacity and training for faculty to engage in comparative effectiveness research and patient centered outcomes research in pediatric subspecialties; and 4) Develop methods for incorporating findings into the larger health care system.

PACER Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

PACER has four cores that function together in a collaborative, integrated manner for the development and conduct of comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research as well as the implementation and dissemination of effective, evidence-based practices. Those cores focus on faculty mentorship/development, patient engagement, informatics and implementation sciences.

PACER Programs

Programs

Health Policy and Professionalism Research is a program operated by PACER with an objective of quick turnaround research on the most vital topics of the day, particularly those related to health care financing, the uninsured, medical education/training, and ethical, professional and legal issues pertaining to physician practice.

Leadership

3005-Carroll, Aaron

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS

Chief Health Officer, IU

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Program Team

William E. Bennett, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Jimmy Carlucci, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Tiffany S. Doherty, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Tamara S. Hannon, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Seethal A. Jacob, MD, MS, MS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Suranga N. Kasthurirathne, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Rebecca McNally Keehn, PhD, HSPP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Emily L. Mueller, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Janet E. Panoch, PhD, MA, BA

Visiting Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Christina R. Santangelo, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

John Paul Spence, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Michelle C. Starr, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Dean for Health Equity Research

James B. Wood, MD, MSCI, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Lisa G. Yazel, EDD, MS

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

21176-Bennett, William

William E. Bennett, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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51918-Carlucci, Jimmy

Jimmy Carlucci, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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44673-Doherty, Tiffany

Tiffany S. Doherty, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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4874-Hannon, Tamara

Tamara S. Hannon, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

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17300-Jacob, Seethal

Seethal A. Jacob, MD, MS, MS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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22236-Kasthurirathne, Suranga

Suranga N. Kasthurirathne, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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23179-McNally Keehn, Rebecca

Rebecca McNally Keehn, PhD, HSPP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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23102-Mueller, Emily

Emily L. Mueller, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Janet E. Panoch, PhD, MA, BA

Visiting Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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38754-Santangelo, Christina

Christina R. Santangelo, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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Lisa G. Smith, EdD, MCHES

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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John Paul Spence, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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44360-Starr, Michelle

Michelle C. Starr, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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21349-Tucker Edmonds, Brownsyne

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Dean for Health Equity Research

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38442-Wood, James

James B. Wood, MD, MSCI, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Other members of the Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research team are:
Jennifer Buddenbaum (research associate)
Kelsey Russell (research assistant)
Samantha Wing Mui Wallace (research assistant)
Angela Paxton (research coordinator)
Madi Campbell (research coordinator)
Leah Bode (research coordinator)
Nazeli Morales (research coordinator)
Ellen Bennett (research coordinator)
Stacy Keller (Nurse Project Manager, Clinical Research)