What is SPROUT?

SPROUT is a multicentered collaborative research network dedicated to establishing an evidence base for pediatric telehealth.

Our Vision

Children receive the best healthcare: Anywhere, Anytime

Our Mission

Promote, develop, and disseminate multicenter value-driven research on pediatric telehealth

Our Values

Studies conducted and promoted by SPROUT are:

  • Collaborative
  • Impactful
  • Industry-neutral
  • Rigorous

Our Objectives:  

  • Create telehealth research frameworks and resources
  • Provide platforms for dissemination and education of research resources
  • Promote interdisciplinary and interprofessional multisite telehealth research to target gaps in the current telehealth evidence base and
  • Maintain a Telehealth Research Database

Executive Committee:

John Chuo MD, MS, IA, FAAP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Alison Curfman MD, MBA, FAAP, Imagine Pediatrics
Christina Olson MD, FAAP, Children's Hospital Colorado
S. David McSwain MD, MPH, FAAP, UNC Health

Telehealth Working Groups (TWGs):

TWGs were created to promote a collaborative and supportive environment to fellow members, including initiating multisite research projects, publications, grant proposals, and IRB submissions.

Currently there are 7 TWGs that are active:
Health Equity
Patient-Centered Medical Home
Telehealth Education

Resources & Tools:


National Institutes of Health – Grant #U01TR002626
SPROUT-CTSA Collaborative Telehealth Research Network

To get involved, contact us.


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American Academy of Pediatrics