Few healthcare providers in Indiana are in a better position than Riley at IU Health to influence the health and wellness of children across the state. As the leading resource for comprehensive pediatric care, we weave research and innovation into our daily life to bring children better outcomes. Our commitment to this goal would not be possible without resources like Children’s Health Services Research.
Embedded in the Indiana University School of Medicine, Children’s Health Services Research (CHSR) is one of the largest and most active pediatric research programs of its kind in the United States. Their work supports pediatric medical research everywhere, and it helps medical professionals use new knowledge to shape healthcare policy and practices.
Although their investigations benefit healthcare on a national and international level, Children’s Health Services Research is especially important at Riley at IU Health. CHSR helps us apply knowledge gathered through basic lab science and approved clinical studies—two areas of research supported by our key allies, the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and Children’s Clinical Research Center.
Here are just a few of the ways CHSR lends support to Riley at IU Health:
- Helping our pediatricians and primary care physicians bring the latest health screening, prevention and treatment tools into practice, where we can apply them to children and families in systematic way.
- Sharing information technology that allows our physicians to improve care for children.
- Using statewide data to explore how health risks like maternal depression, too much TV or tobacco smoke exposure impact the health of the children of Indiana.
- Studying newly discovered healthcare practices to see whether there is any evidence that they make a difference for our patients.
- Mentoring and training our researchers to help us stay current in ethical and scientific research methods.
CHSR is the link that brings research and innovation together at Riley at IU Health on the most practical level, using science to prove what good healthcare is when it moves from the experimental world into the real world.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
For Health Professionals
Children’s Health Services Research works with healthcare professionals and researchers in Indiana and throughout the world to spread best practices and policy for children’s health and healthcare. Contact us at 317.278.0552 or by fax at 317.278.0456.
The Children’s Health Services Research faculty prioritizes four areas of study, including information technology, health policy and advocacy, vulnerable populations and global pediatrics and HIV. To learn more about research at CHSR, visit Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.