About Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network
DBPNet is composed of 16 sites, one of which is the Network Coordinating Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Network Coordinating Center manages the day-to-day operation of DBPNet, including implementing all Network policies and procedures, coordinating Project Specific Research Management Groups, and directing DBPNet data management.
DBPNet member sites have large subspecialty clinical practices of developmental-behavioral pediatrics. They house the offices of more than 100 pediatricians board-certified or board-eligible in developmental-behavioral pediatrics or neurodevelopmental disabilities, and postdoctoral fellows in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Together, the sites see more than 33,000 new patients per year, including more than 7,000 new patients with the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and similar numbers with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).