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  ​


PROS is supported by:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under grant number 1P30HS021645, the "Center for Pediatric Practice Research and Learning."
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant numbers (UA6MC15585 and 4 R40MC24943) and titles (MCH Research Network Programs and Primary Care Drug Therapeutics' CER in a Pediatric EHR Network).  ​Information or content and conclusions are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.