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Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB)

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​The Behavioral Pediatrics and Health Promotion Research Program

This research program generally focuses on relationships between behaviors and clinically important health outcomes, including the establishment and maintenance of healthy behaviors and identification and reduction of risky behaviors from childhood through early adulthood

Research is welcome on the effects on clinically important health outcomes of preventive services offered via pediatric primary care settings, particularly screening, behavioral counseling, as well as health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Cross-cutting issues include effects on clinically important health outcomes of adherence to medical and therapeutic regimens, medical decision-making, health literacy, mobile health, health technology, and/or electronic media, as well as safe medication use and/or behavioral interventions that decrease medication use for chronic conditions. In addition to research on pain prevention and management, relationships between sleep (including sleep deprivation and deficiency) on development, healthy and risky behaviors, and health outcomes are also of interest. Outcomes of interest include disease or health status, as well as healthy and risky behaviors, adverse events, and healthcare utilization.

Karen Lee Program Director: Karen Lee​​

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