Pediatric Research in Office Setting



Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS), founded in 1986, is the AAP’s practice-based research network. Its mission is to improve the health of children and enhance primary care practice by conducting and fostering national collaborative practice-based research.​

Our three programmatic areas are:



Clinical Studies

PROS studies advance the knowledge on which pediatric primary care is based.

Active study topics:

Past PROS studies​​



CER2 Consortium

The Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting ​(CER2) consortium:

  • Capable of supporting research on a wide range of topics

Dataset includes:

  • >1.2 million children
  • 7 organizations
  • 222 practice sites
  • 27 states​​​



Brief Response to ImprovE the Field​

  • Twice yearly, electronic surveys
  • Gives voice to community-based pediatricians
  • Real-world and timely topics addressed​
  • Feedback to learn how your experiences compare to those of your peers  ​