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Division of Hospital Medicine Research

Research Overview

The 70 physicians and research staff in the Division of Hospital Medicine at CHLA seek to improve the care of the most vulnerable hospitalized children. We strive to be the one of the country's premier pediatric hospital medicine research programs, with special expertise in underserved populations, such as Medicaid recipients, racial/ethnic minorities and other children with medical complexity that are hospitalized for a variety of medical and surgical conditions.

Through collaboration within our division and with our medical and surgical colleagues at CHLA and the University of Southern California, we conduct meaningful and actionable research that significantly advances the care of these vulnerable populations.


Our division's research efforts have received support from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and local CHLA grants.

Research Focus

Our current research efforts fall under several broad domains:  Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (including high value care);  Medical Education; and (3) Clinical Research.

  1. Championing quality improvement research initiatives to provide innovative, safe, effective, patient-centered and sustainable care for hospitalized children, adolescents and young adults
  2. Informing medical education and training best practices through national and local evaluative research and pilot curriculum programs
  3. Driving local and multi-center clinical research projects focused on medically complex children, particularly with underserved populations