CHeRP's research portfolio addresses six major areas:  vaccination, health communication and decision making, genomics, asthma, health insurance policy, and quality of care.  Center projects were supported by external funding from CDC, FDA, NIH, and AHRQ.


Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Center research has focused on understanding disparities in asthma and improving adherence to needed medications. Learn more about our research on asthma.

Health Insurance Policy

Center researchers have evaluated the effects of health care reform and new health insurance strategies, including high-deductible health plans and nonpayment policies for potentially preventable adverse events.  Learn more about our research on health insurance policy.


Our researchers are leading seminal work on pharmacogenetic testing for asthma, performing genetic epidemiological studies that focus on large, real-life population. Learn more about our research on the genomics.

Quality of Care

Center faculty have conducted studies to address healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, quality metrics, and antibiotic prescribing levels. Learn more about our research on quality of care.

Vaccination (Safety, Delivery, Efficacy)

Center researchers are leaders in the nation’s two premier programs for active monitoring of the safety of licensed vaccines: the FDA Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) program, part of the FDA Mini-Sentinel program, and the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink project. Center investigators have also led major studies to address the problems of antibiotic resistance related to vaccination. Learn more about our research in vaccination.

Health Communication and Decision Making

Center faculty have conducted studies developing and evaluating programs to support the delivery of cancer prevention services to adolescents. Center researchers have also conducted decision analytic modeling and cost effectiveness analyses to support policymaker, provider, and patient decision making. Learn more about research in health communication and decision making