Dr. Feudtner's research strives to advance the well-being of pediatric patients with complex chronic conditions and serious, often rare, illnesses, and to promote the well-being of their families. Along with his colleagues, Dr. Feudtner is conducting studies focusing on pediatric palliative care, complex care, the impact on families of pediatric serious illness, and pediatric medical ethics.
Dr. Krantz's lab identifies and characterizes the molecular etiology of syndromic and non-syndromic developmental disorders. He has identified genes for several genetic conditions (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, CHOPS syndrome, Alagille syndrome, hearing loss) implicating critical molecular pathways in human disorders for the first time. He has been at the forefront of studying the integration of genomics into clinical settings.
Dr. Tremoulet's current research interests include designing intelligent information systems that use human data (e.g. medical images, vital signs, reaction times, verbal, numerical or abstract reasoning assessments, neurological measures, etc.) to support healthcare and/or to improve job performance by enabling more effective human-machine interaction.
Dr. Mayer's research interests center on chronic respiratory failure, the pulmonary manifestations of neuromuscular disease, and assessing and managing patients with complex chest wall and spine disease.
Dr. Hurt is interested in the effects of maternal substance use on the immediate and long-term outcome of children, understanding poverty and other complex factors that affect the lives of inner-city children, and neonatal outcomes.
Dr. Deardorff’s work integrates patient information with genomics and cell biology to diagnosis and understand rare genetic disease. His research focuses on disorders caused by dysregulation of chromatin or altered translational regulation, specifically, Cornelia de Lange, Coffin-Siris, Skraban-Deardorff and KBG syndromes.
Dr. Akers is an adolescent gynecologist and her research focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes among adolescent women by reducing teen pregnancy, and reducing sexually transmitted infection rates by increasing adolescents’ access to high quality reproductive health services.
Dr. Oliver investigates the mechanisms governing T cell activation and protective immunity. Her goal is to define mechanisms that, when dysregulated, result in autoimmunity or allergic disorders like asthma.
Dr. Kolon is an expert in the care of children with genital disorders and renal/bladder/prostate cancers. His expertise in pediatric urologic oncology includes optimizing organ-sparing surgery and preservation of fertility in oncology patients.