CHLA Clinical Research Studies

Having volunteers participate in research studies and clinical trials is critical to our research efforts. Thousands of children and families are involved in our patient-centered studies every year. Many of the treatments used today are based on the results of past research studies and clinical trials conducted with our patients. Our scientific and clinical experts take the best ideas from the laboratory -- to the patient -- in the form of promising new treatments.

By searching our study directory, you may identify research that could impact the life of your child or of another child you know. Because the number of available research studies and clinical trials for children nationwide is small, every participant makes a significant contribution.

In addition to enrolling children with certain diseases in order to study treatments and prevention of those diseases, we also need to study healthy children. Ask your child’s doctor about volunteer study options that may be suitable for your child.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-18-00547
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Healthy development, premature infants, postpartum depression
Purpose of Research:
Determine how potentially stressful situations, including prematurity, hospitalizations, maternal mental health and rapid repeat births can impact a baby’s development in the first 12 months of their life.
Short Name:
Healthy Development
Full Title of Study:
Healthy Development and Resiliency
Phase/Type of Study:
Infants under the age of 3 months and their mothers. The infant must meet at least one of the following criteria: - premature birth (32-36 weeks) - born within 18 months of an older sibling - infant's mother is experiencing sadness or depression
Time Commitment/Requirements:
1 year with 4 visits at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Compensation provided.
Primary Investigator:
Pat Levitt, PhD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Aimé Ozuna
Phone Number:
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