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-21-00259
Health/Science/Disease Category:
COVID-19, Children, Special Health Care Needs
Short Name:
Impact of the Pandemic on Families
Full Title of Study:
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Families
Phase/Type of Study:
Purpose of Research:
The purpose of this study is to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable families in Los Angeles, including those caring for a child with special health care needs. Information from this research will be used to understand what the key resource and service needs of families are at this time as well as identify intervetnions that can be developed or adapted to address these needs.
Parents and caregivers ages 18+ who are caring for a child(ren) with special health care needs (i.e., children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, high-risk newborns, and children with multiple chronic health conditions such as seizure disorders, feeding disorders, etc.). Participants must also speak either Enlgish or Spanish and have access to the internet to complete the survey.
Time Commitment/Requirements:
Participants will take an online survey lasting up to 20 minutes.
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Michele Kipke
Coordinator Contact Name:
Claire Battis
Phone Number:
Clinical Trials .Gov Identifier: