Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) is comprised of approximately 180 academic faculty, staff physicians and psychologists, allied health professionals, and support staff representing a variety of disciplines.  Research is conducted in close collaboration with faculty from other divisions at CCHMC, as well as faculty outside of the medical center and the country.  Current research projects involving faculty and staff within the division include basic science research, behavioral research, bioimaging, clinical effectiveness and quality improvement research, clinical research, and healthcare quality research. 

    Given the breadth of conditions seen within DDBP, the range of research areas is also considerable. Sample research themes include:  aging in adults with Down syndrome (Esbensen); development of a research screening interview for Autism Spectrum Disorder (Bishop); pharmacogenetic predictors of stimulant medication response and side effects in children with predominantly inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Froehlich); assessing developmental outcomes in children who are deaf/hard of hearing (Wiley); the impact of social development instruction  in elementary school-age children on reducing the onset of risk behaviors (Schonfeld); correlates and outcomes of socially excluded adolescents (Gilman); how friendships buffer the effects of peer victimization for obese adolescents (Adams); parent-child interaction therapy with military families (Gurwitch); quality improvement efforts related to pediatric management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in under-served settings (Anixt); and sleep, physical activity and diet and its relationship to life satisfaction, weight gain, and genetic factors among children in China (Jiang).

  • Clinical Services

    Our specialized programs and clinics serve children from infancy to young adulthood to address a vast spectrum of developmental and behavioral disorders.

    Learn more about our clinical services.
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    click for caption

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Row 1: K Kroeger-Geoppinger, K Mason

    Row 2: P Logan, T Froehlich, P Manning-Courtney, I Riddle

    Row 3: A Esbensen, J Anixt

  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details
    Research Fellows3
    Support Personnel140
    Direct Annual Grant Support $1,715,747
    Peer Reviewed Publications29
    Clinical Activities and Training
    Number of Clinical Staff21
    Number of Clinical Fellows5
    Number of Other Students45
    Outpatient Encounters22,835