Pediatric Headache Research

Children and adolescents with chronic migraine (defined as 15 or more headache days per month) are frequently seen in tertiary headache clinics. Chronic migraine is associated with significant disability, including difficulty with daily functioning, frequent school absences, and emotional distress. It is known that children who experience recurrent headaches often continue to have them into adulthood. No evidence-based interventions exist for youth with chronic migraine.

Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Research

Optimizing growth early in life may change the course of clinical lung disease and lead to less morbidity and mortality in this disease. However, toddlers and preschoolers with cystic fibrosis (CF) are not meeting nutritional recommendations. Behavioral factors such as mealtime duration, family mealtime interactions and child mealtime behaviors limit dietary adherence in children with CF. Nutrition interventions that incorporate behavioral therapies have shown promise in increasing energy intake in children with CF.