The Department of Research addresses important questions regarding pediatric practice and the health and well being of children by developing original research and analyzing information from existing databases. The Department provides staff support to the AAP Committee on Pediatric Research. Department staff also serve in a consultative capacity to selected other Academy projects and initiatives that include a research component.
In addition, the Department of Research administers the Resident Research Grant Program, providing residents an opportunity to initiate and complete research projects. Two divisions are housed within the Department of Research: the Division of Health Services Research and the Division of Primary Care Research. The Child Health Measurement Project is also located within the Department.