The overarching goal of my research is to help prevent chronic diseases in later life, by focusing on energetic behaviors (sleep, diet, and physical activity) and their impact on body composition during growth and development.
Dr. Wade is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital and CHOP, as well as professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on clincial care of infants in the NICU.
Dr. Lowenthal's work is focused on addressing health priorities for children in resource-limited settings. In addition to research projects she serves as research director for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health Center, supporting junior researchers (and senior researchers newly working in international settings) to develop projects addressing other health priorities for children in resource-limited settings.
Dr. Pamela Weiss is an experienced academic pediatric rheumatologist with advanced training in clinical epidemiology and a focus on early diagnosis, accurate phenotyping, and targeted treatment of children with juvenile arthritis. Her research consists of a mixture of prospective interventional, prospective observational and retrospective large database-driven work.
Dr. Xiao’s research focuses primarily on methodology and applications in clinical and genetic studies. She has extensive collaborative experience in developmental disabilities, metabolic disorders, EEG monitoring for seizure screening, chronic kidney disease, and juvenile spondyloarthritis.
Dr. Weber is a clinical researcher focused on improving bone health in children. He is currently focused on investigating the effects of effects of type 1 diabetes and Duchenne muscular dystrophy on the skeleton.
Dr. Joffe's research addresses three areas. First, he studies leadership in biomedical science, including governance within learning healthcare systems and the role of the principal investigator in multicenter trials. Second, he studies the ethical questions raised by genomic sequencing in medicine and science. Finally, he studies the ethics of human subjects research, including informed consent and clinical research design.