Centers & Programs

Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is one of the largest health services research centers that focuses on children. Eighteen faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students conduct research and training across several core themes that include data science, emerging technologies, health outcomes research, health care policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing health services research, epidemiology, health policy, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.

Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health measures the public’s opinions, perceptions, and priorities regarding today’s most important child health issues and trends. Findings from the National Poll on Children’s Health reflect the attitudes and perspectives of people from across the country – from all types of communities and groups. These findings inform new policy initiatives and research on important concerns facing kids today. At, you can search and browse over 100 NPCH Reports, suggest topics for future polls, share your opinion in a quick poll, and view information on popular topics. 


The Michigan Congenital Heart Outcomes Research and Discovery (M-CHORD) Program, co-directed by Dr. Caren Goldberg and Dr. Sara Pasquali, supports research across the heart center.  This unique program is composed of multi-disciplinary faculty members from pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care, genetics, nephrology, and psychology, along with a dedicated staff of research nurses, study coordinators, database programmers and a biostatistician.