Study Name Study Contact Basic Overview Criteria
Magnetoencephalographic Studies of Lexical Processing and Abstraction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Principal Investigator (PI)-Tim Roberts

Study Coordinator- Katherine Hines



• To understand how a child’s brain processes sounds, words and pictures.
• To study brain activity differences between children with ASD and children with typical development.
• 6-15 years old with a diagnosis of ASD with language impairment.
• 6-15 years old.
• Typical developing.
autismMatch Principal Investigator (PI)-Robert Schultz

Study Coordinator- Julianne Fretz



• To connect families and individuals with ASD with autism research studies at CAR and affiliated centers. • Children and adults with and without ASD.
Neuropsychological, Neural, and Genetic Basis of Cognitive Control in ASD Principal Investigator (PI)-Benjamin Yerys



• To correlate neuropsychological features, brain imaging features, and genetic risk factors in individuals with ASD and a typically developing (TDC) matched on age, gender-ratio, parental education, and general cognitive ability. • 6-17 years old.
• English child’s primary language.
• ASD diagnosis.
BUFFET (Bullding Up Food Flexibility and Exposure Treatment Program) Principal Investigator (PI)-Emily Kuschner



• To test the feasibility and efficacy of the BUFFET Program with children with ASD who have food selectivity. • 8-12 years old with ASD who food selectivity.
Genetic Causes for Complex Pediatric Disorders Principal Investigator (PI)-Hakon Hakonarson

Study Coordinator-Rosetta Chiavacci



• To study genetic causes for Pediatric Disorders, both common and rare (Crohn’s, diabetes, ADHD and autism). • Any child and their parents willing to sign consent and have blood samples obtained.
Speech Perception and Word Learning in Early Childhood Principal Investigator (PI)-Dan Swingley

Study Coordinator-Emily Steiner



• To understand how infants and children acquire language.
• To discover what children know about language above and beyond what children reveal through their own speech.
• 6 months – 2 years old.
• English-speaking.
• No known major hearing loss or known significant visual impairment, no significant mental impairments.
Change and Stability in Risk and Protective Factors Principal Investigator (PI)- Sara Jaffee

Study Coordinator-Lauren Danzi Brumley



• To identify change and stability over 12 months in risk and protective factors as a function of exposure to family adversity.
• To conduct qualitative interviews with adolescents to learn what resources or individual characterisitics they think protect adolescents from poor school performance and engagin in health risk behaviors.
• English speaking 14-16 year olds with no cognitive disablitlies.
Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis ITMAT Principal Investigator (PI)-Manzar Ashtari

Study Coordinator-Laura Cyckowski



• Evaluating cortical visual response in patients undergoing treatment for retinal degenerative disease.
•Evaluating control subjects to establish normal visual function longitudinally.
• Healthy males ages 11-14 years old.
The SCOUT Study Principal Investigator (PI)-Theo Zaoutis

Study Coordinator-Lesli Davis



• To determine if halting antimicrobial therapy in subjects who have exhibited clinical improvement 5 days after starting antibiotic therapy (short course therapy) have the same failure rate (symptomatic UTI) through TOC (visit Day 12-14) as subjects who continue to take antibiotics for an additional 5 days (standard course therapy).
• To determine if short-course therapy compared to standard course therapy results in similar numbers of children experiencing a recurrent urinary tract infection (relapse and re-infection).
• <10 years old.
• No history of prematurity.
Family Safety Net Principal Investigator (PI)-Guy Diamond

Study Coordinator-Tita Atte



• The primary objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) to Family enhanced Non-Directive Supportive Therapy (FE-NST) for reducing suicide ideation at post treatment (16 weeks) and follow up (32 and 52 weeks).
• The secondary objective is to compare the efficacy of ABFT to FE-NST for reducing secondary outcomes including suicide ideation, impression and family conflict at post treatment (16 weeks and follow-up 32 and 52 weeks).
• 14-24 years old.
Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Principal Investigator (PI)-Guy Diamond

Study Coordinator-Stephanie Ewing



• To train physicians in suicide risk assessment.
• To implement a web-based behavioral health screening tool into the workflow of the clinical practice.
• To improve the linkages between the practice and mental health services to that identified patients can get mental health services more easily and rapidly.
• Any youth presenting with suicidal ideation.
Evalutaion of SDM Protal for Pediatric Asthma Principal Investigator (PI)- Alex Fiks

Study Coordinator–Nathalie Durivage



• To develop a shared decision making (SDM) electronic medical record (EMR) based portal that engages families of varied backgrounds and clinicians in the care of pediatric chronic illness • 6-12 years old diagnosis with persistent asthma.
A Peer-Based, Social-Media Enabled Intervention to Promote Healthy Growth in Infancy Principal Investigator (PI)- Alex Fiks

Study Coordinator-Rachel Gruver



• To develop a peer-based, social media-enabled intervetion to prevent obesity in partnership with the target population of low-income mothers at high risk of having obese chilren, and with pediatricians.
• To pilot test the intervention to establish feasibility, acceptability, and explore its impact on target outbomex, including behaviors associate with healthy growth.
• Maternal BMI >=25 at <18wks, gestational age >= 20 wks, and maternal age >=18.
• Medicaid/Medical Assistance insurance.
• Plan to receive pediatric primary care at CHOP Care Network site.
• Has a smartphone with texting/data plan and has used phone to obtain photos/videos.
• Able to speak, read & write in English, able to provide informed consent.
• Singleton pregnancy, no severe morbidity, no current dx or significant history of major mental illness.
Antibiotic Management of Outpatient Pediatric UTI’s Principal Investigator (PI)-Jeff Gerber

Study Coordinator-Carter Cowden



• Examine management patterns for UTI’s across CHOP Care Network. • All children with UTI diagnosis.
Cardiometabolic risk and obesity in adolescents with Down syndrome Principal Investigator (PI)-Sheela Magge

Study Coordinator-Divya Prasad



• To compare the relationship between BMI-Z score and cardiometabolic risk factors in youth with DS, and in age, sex, race, ethnicity and BMI-Z score matched controls.
• To examine the relationship between obesity, lifestyle (physical activity, nutrition), body image, and quality of life in DS, and to explore barriers to maintaining a healthy weight in children with DS.
DS Group
• Males and females age 10 to 20 years.
• Diagnosis of DS.
• Parental/guardian permission (informed consent) and if appropriate, child assent. 

Control Group
• Males and females age 10 to 20 years.
• Parental/guardian permission (informed consent) and if appropriate, child assent. 

Craniofacial Microsomia: Longitudinal Outcomes in Children Pre-Kindergarten (CLOCK) Principal Investigator (PI)- David Sarwer

Study Coordinator-Margaret Ryan



• To compare the neurobehavioral development of infants/toddlers with and without Craniofacial Microsomia (CFM).
• To examine longitudinal relations among facial asymmetry, facial movement and neurobehavioral outcomes among children with CFM.
• To assess, among the CFM, the impact of hearing loss on neurobehavioral outcomes both as an isolated variable and the context of other risk factors.
• To develop interventions for randomized controlled trials.
• Healthy developing children < 14 months old.
Eating Pace Re-Training in Early Childhood Obesity Principal Investigator (PI)-Bob Berkowitz

Study Coordinator-Samantha Crabbe



• To retrain children at risk for obesity to reduce their rate of eating during a laboratory test meal, compared with participants in usual care control condition, which receives a brief educational intervention to promote healthy after the final assessment. • 4-7 yrs old.
• Children have a BMI of 70th-94th percentile for age and sex.
• Have an overweight or obese biological mother with a BMI > 27kg/m2.
How Do Adolescents Think About The Timing of Sex In Romantic Partnerships Principal Investigator (PI)- Kenneth Ginsburg

Study Coordinator-Amanda Lerman



• To evaluate how adolescents think about the timing of the onset of sexual intercourse in new partnerships after lifetime sexual initiation, to elicit their input regarding factors influencing that timing, and to learn the language they use when talking about this idea. • Eligible adolescents.
Understanding Novice Teen Drivers’ Attention to the Roadway Principal Investigator (PI)-Kate McDonald



• To utilize focus group discussions with teens’ to learn about attitudes and beliefs about keeping their attention on the roadway while driving. • Teens ages 16-18 years old.
• Hold a Pennsylvania drivers license for 365 days or less.
Impact of Diet Composition on Energy Balance and Satiety during Infancy Principal Investigators (PIs)- Julie Mennella and Jillian Trabulsi

Investigator- Virginia Stallings

Study Coordinator- Loma Inamdar



• To explore energy balance mechanisms (energy intake, energy expenditure, energy loss) and growth during the first year of life in formula fed infants randomized to one of two different types of infant formulas that are currently on the market. Target age of enrollment is when the infant is 7-14 days old. Study requires monthly study visits where the infant will be weighed and measured and mom will answer questionnaires; the next month’s formula is distributed at this time. The study team will continue to follow the infant until he/she is 18 months of age. Inclusion criteria
Mothers must be older than 18 years of age.At birth, infants must be:
• A healthy, term (≥37 and ≤42 week gestation at birth), singleton infant.
• Birth weight between 2500 – 4500 grams.

At the time of enrollment, infants must be:
• ≤14 days old (Date of birth=day 0).
• Consuming a standard cow’s milk protein infant formula for at least the past 2 days prior to enrollment.


Exclusion criteria
• Infants who were preterm or have medical conditions that interfere with feeding and/or metabolism or who are lactose intolerant will be excluded from this study. 

Health Outcomes and Healthcare utilization among Food Insecure Children in Primary Care Pracitce Principal Investigator (PI)-Alex Fiks

Study Coordinator-Deepak Palakshappa



• To evaluate the rates of food insecurity screening at a large children’s hospital care network.
• To evaluate the effect of food insecurity on child growth.
• To evaluate the effect of food insecurity on child development and behavioral problems.
• To evaluate the effect of food insecurity on laboratory abnormailities.
• To evaluate the effects of food insecruity on healthcare utilizatons.
• Retrospective chart review
A Pilot Study Evaluating the Transmission and Early Viral Dynamics in Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Principal Investigator (PI)-Jessica Wen

Study Coordinator-Lindsay Brown



• To examine the complexity of the HCV viral genome circulating in infected infants and to quantify the number of individual HCV species leading to productive clinical infection in mother to child HCV transmission using a novel viral sequencing. This will help gain better insights into the barrier an vaccine or prophylaxis medication must overcome to be successful in preventing HCV transmission. • Infants 6 months and younger born to mothers with Hepatitis C.
Development of Methods for Identifying Child & Parent Health Outcomes Principal Investigator (PI)-Katherine Bevans

Study Coordinator-Lucia Pattullo



• To develop and evaluate novel methods for eliciting and prioritizing children’s health outcomes that are comprehensible to both patients and clinicians, measurable, and ready for integration in clinical and comparative effectiveness research. • Children 12-17 years old.
• Parents of children 8-17 years old.
Parenting Goals for Outpatient Children with Serious Chronic Conditions Principal Investigator (PI)-Chris Feudtner

Study Coordinator-Allison Parker



• To augment our understanding of the TBGP heuristic, assessing whether the attributes that parents value regarding how TBGP vary not only by disease severity but also by where the patient is currently residing, adding to existing samples consisting of hospitalized patients a sample of comparable patients residing at home. • Parents of children with serious condition/disease.
Bee My Kids Study Principal Investigator (PI)-Babette Zemel

Study Coordinator- Waynitra Hall



• To develop reference curves for bone mineral content and density in young children and examine behavioral and dietary factors associated with bone mineral accretion. • 1 year old to 3 years old.
Improving Child Behavior Problems in the Primary Care Setting (CARE) Principal Investigator (PI)-Samantha Schilling

Study Coordinator-N/A



• To study the Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement program (CARE) which has shown promise in improving parenting skills and decreasing child behavior
problems, and evaluate its efficacy with a
randomized controlled trial in a primary care clinic.
• To measure the impact of the CARE
training program on child behavior as assessed bythe Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI).
• To explore the effect of the CARE
intervention on positive parenting,
negative/inconsistent parenting, and harsh
parenting as measured by the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire-Preschool Revision (APQ-PR) and the Conflict Tactics Scales, Parent-Child version(CTSPC).
• To assess parents’ perceptions of
the efficacy and parent self-efficacy of the CARE training to improve parenting skills and improve children’s behavior as measured by the Therapeutic Attitude Inventory (TAI).
• 2-6 years old whose carefivers report a behavioral concern.
Dietary Fructose, Zinc, and Nephrolithiasis Principal Investigator (PI)-Gregory Tasian

Study Coordinator-Lauren Vernau (Chorney)



• To determine the differences in fructose and zinc intake between adolescents with and without calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis.
• To determine the relationship between dietary fructose and zinc intake and urine chemistries among adolescents.
• Healthy adolescents ages 12-18 years old.
Interactive point-of care digital video as a tool to improve HPV vaccination rates among adolescents Principal Investigator (PI)-Kristen Feemster

Study Coordinator-Nydia Duncan



• To assess the impact of an interactive point-of-care digital video program (RFO or Recipe for Outcomes) targeting HPV vaccines within a primary care setting. • Healthy adolescentseligible for HPV vaccination during a scheduled primary care visit.
Influenza Vaccine Responsiveness In Young Children Principal Investigator (PI)-Kristen Feemster

Study Coordinator-Valerie McGoldrick



• To compare antibodies in sera from children vaccinated with 2 doses of influenza vaccine from the same season with sera from children vaccinated with 2 doses of influenza vaccine from two different seasons.
• To determine if children mount
different immune responses following two vaccinations in the same influenza season versus two influenza vaccinations in two different influenza seasons.
• Infants at least 6 months old who have not received the influenza vaccine previously.
Educating and Supporting Primary Care Providers in the Implementation of Evidence-based Practices for ADHD Principal Investigator (PI)-Tom Power

Study Coordinator-N/A



• To educate primary care providers to Increase the use of evidence-based practices for managing ADHD. • All primary care providers.
Novel Imaging in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) Principal Investigator (PI)-Erum Hartung

Study Coordinator-N/A



• To use brand-new imaging technologies to measure how severely affected the liver and kidneys are in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). • Less than 21 years old.
• No history of kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure, blood or autoimmune diseases or obesity.
• No close relatives (siblings or parents) with kidney or liver disease.
Clinical Validation of the Pediatric Global Health 7 (PGH-7) Principal Investigator (PI)-Jim Guevara

Study Coordinator-Ramya Pratiwadi



• To clinically validate a new global health measure, the Pediatric Global Health 7(PGH-7), among children with acute asthma by assessing its association with known measures of asthma activity, examine its responsiveness to changes in asthma status, and explore associations with asthma quality measures. • Patients ages 5-18 years and their parents if they present to their primary care office with an acute asthma exacerbation.
The Promise of Digital Communication Technology to Advance Car Seat Installation Phase I: Learning from Parents Principal Investigator (PI)-Linda Fleisher

Study Coordinator-Katie Halkyard



• To determine parent/caretakers’ potential use of smartphones as a tool to improve car seat installation, access to information about local car seat inspection sites, and use of Safe Kids Worldwide and other credible resources, compared to more traditional print or website resources. • Parents of children ages birth to 5 years old who transport their child in a child safety seat at least 2 times per week.
Web-Based Risky Driving Principal Investigator (PI)-Flaura Winston

Study Coordinator-Catherine McDonald



• To assess the feasibility of a web-based risky driving intrevention at follow up on simulated driving performance, self-reported driving behaviors, and driving citations and crashes. • 16-17 years old.
SPARK Principal Investigator (PI)-Carole Marcus

Study Coordinator-Ruth Bradford



• To determine the efficacy of NCS vs. placebo in treating OSAS in children.
• To determine hsich factors modify the response to NCS.
• To determine the long-term affect of NCS vs. placebo in the treatment of OSAS in children.
• To determine the side-effects associate with chronic NCS use in children with OSAS.
• 5-10 years old with mild to moderate OSAS.