Dr. Silber is the director of the Center for Outcomes Research at CHOP, and is an internationally known authority on outcomes measurement and severity adjustment for both adult and pediatric applications.
Dr. Palumbo’s research is focused on child safety restraint use during air travel and on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. She also investigates the influence of policies on behaviors and health outcomes, and practical application of novel analytical research methods.
Dr. DeMauro has special expertise in rigorous assessment of early childhood outcomes of high-risk neonates. Her research focuses on improving outcomes of children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and school-age assessment of functional outcomes in preterm-born children.
Dr. Lorch's research involves understanding the root causes for variations in health outcomes and healthcare utilization experienced by high-risk children, particularly those born prematurely. He is particularly interested in the role of local and state policies on the observed variation in outcomes of premature infants, such as the impact of certificate of need programs on such outcomes.
Dr. Sutherland's work includes trials and large database analysis to improve patient safety in areas including maternal mortality reduction, and oxygen therapy for hypoxemia and antimicrobial resistance. Currently, her research focuses on opioid-sparing pain management for children and risk factors for adverse outcomes after surgery among adolescents.
Dr. Jill Savla is an attending cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research interests include congenital heart disease, early life risk factors for congenital heart surgery, maternal-fetal environment, outcomes research, and clinical epidemiology.
Dr. O'Byrne is a pediatric cardiologist with research interests in cardiac disease outcomes, perioperative outcomes, and children with pulmonary hypertension. He combines the use of large observational datasets to study outcomes, practice variation, cost, and the determinants of health-related quality of life in this population.
Dr. Duncan's main research interest is in long-term medical and neurodevelopmental outcomes of NICU graduates. She evaluates executive functioning and brain connectivity in high-risk infants and infants with cerebral palsy and researches parenting style in high-risk infant development.
Dr. Forrest's research focuses on developing novel ways of conducting multi-center pediatric applied clinical research, child health services and outcomes research, pediatric person-reported outcome measure development and application, life course health science, learning health systems science, and policies and programs that promote the lifelong health of children. He has a particular interest in the concept and measurement of health.
Dr. Furth's research focuses on defining risk factors for kidney disease progression in children; characterizing the effect of kidney function decline on neurodevelopment, cognitive abilities and behavior; identifying the prevalence and evolution of cardiovascular disease risk factors, and examining the effects of declining glomerular filtration rate on children’s growth.