We conduct research in clinical informatics with a specific focus in studying the impact of real time electronic decision support.

Improving Care for Community Acquired Pneumonia (ICE-CAP)

Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH, this project focuses on integrating guideline concordant antibiotic use into the electronic health record at point-of-care in the treatment of pneumonia in children, thereby enhancing care of community acquired pneumonia.

Infant Mortality Prediction System with Intervention (IMPreSIv)

Funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, the goal of this project is to improve the accuracy of predicting infant mortality by collecting, generating, and communicating risk factors in a manner that triggers the most effective interventions for reducing risk.

Development of Children’s Community Asthma Registry (CARE)

Funded by the Clean Air Fund, Allegheny County Health Department, this project is aimed at developing an asthma registry to enhance clinical care and educational outreach, relate environmental influences on asthma outcomes in children, and improve tailoring of interventions.

Improving Outcomes in Pediatric Transplantation

Funded by the Starzl Network, Citrone 33 Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, this project creates a research/QI registry with data from leading pediatric transplant centers in North America, and applies peer benchmarking data to advance the care of children with organ transplants.

Development and Dissemination of an EHR based Child Abuse Clinical Decision Support System Toolkit

Funded by the Beckwith Institute, this project helped refine an integrated point-of-care decision support tool for better identification and management of suspected physical abuse in children.

Comfort Ability for Children and Adolescents who suffer from Chronic Migraine

Funded by the Beckwith Institute, this initiative helps adolescents and their parents learn the skills and strategies needed to manage chronic pain using cognitive behavioral and biobehavioral therapy, thereby improving emotional and physical functioning.