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Current Research

Improving Care for Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – A Quality Improvement Project 
Faculty Investigator(s): Yi Hui Liu, Lauren Gist
Funding Source: N/A
Project Dates: August 2015-present
Aim: To improve the quality of care for patients seen for ADHD through implementation of guidelines created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, with focus on follow up of patients treated with medications for ADHD. 

Biopsychosocial Determinants of Adolescent Obesity/Cardiovascular Risk 
Faculty Investigator(s): Sheila Gahagan
Funding Source: NIH/NHLBI
Aim: This project aims to understand biological and psychosocial risks and circadian patterns on the development of obesity and metabolic risks in a cohort of Chilean young adults studied since infancy. 5R01HL088530-09 

Neuromaturational Delays in Iron Deficient Anemic Infants
Faculty Investigator(s): Sheila Gahagan (co-PI)
Funding Source: NIH/NICHD
Aim: The proposed project will determine long-term neurobiological effects of IDA in infancy, adult functional outcomes related to preventing IDA in infancy, and long-term effects of giving iron to iron-sufficient infants. 2R01HD033487-2

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program
Faculty Investigator(s): Sheila Gahagan
Funding Source: HSRA, Maternal Child Health Bureau
Aim: To educate DBP leaders who will use a lifecourse framework in approaching clinical care, medical education, research and advocacy. 5 T77MC257340200