Addressing clinical & translational research needs associated with child health. Child Health

The Child Health Program works to foster the development of programs, resources, and strategies that support innovative and collaborative research to improve the health and well-being of children. The program works across Harvard University, its affiliated institutions, and the national CTSA Consortium.

Paramount to the initiative's mission is to build capacity among Harvard University's child health community to conduct innovative clinical and translational research across the lifecourse.

To achieve our mission, the Child Health Program works in partnership with Harvard Catalyst programs and resources and Harvard-affiliated institutions to identify and promote strategies that effectively address the unique needs of child health researchers. Efforts include convening the child health research community across affiliate institutions to encourage and support development of the best possible team science and awarding pilot funding to child health researchers for innovative clinical and translation research projects. A further programmatic goal is to encourage the inclusion of children as a key population to consider across Harvard Catalyst programs and resources, particularly those that optimize transfer of knowledge from clinical and translational science laboratories into the development, testing, and adoption of innovative screening tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics.


Upcoming Eating Disorders Prevention Symposium

Reimagining the Frontier of Public Health Approaches to Eating
Disorders Prevention: Transdisciplinary, Translational, Transformative

April 30, 2018, 7:30am-5:30pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Register to secure your spot

This symposium will bring researchers from across the disciplines together with clinicians, educators, community advocates, and policymakers and thought leaders from both government and corporate sectors to discuss this critical topic. The program will enhance the dissemination of new information, foster new collaborations, and spark the development of innovative, evidence-based preventive interventions and policies to reduce the harm and suffering caused by eating disorders and improve the health and well-being of all communities. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by an end-of-day cocktail reception.

Please follow these links to read more, as well as to view the complete agenda.

For more information, please email Erin Gibson, MPH.

Hosted by the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED), the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program, and the Harvard Catalyst Child Health Program. Co-sponsored by Harvard Catalyst, STRIPED, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Research & Development, and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine/Boston Children's Hospital.

See coverage of the 2017 Child Health Symposium.

Child Mental Health Pilot Grant Awardees

Review the recently awarded pilot grants which foster and enable collaborative research on mental health and the developing brain in the second decade of life across the T1-T4 translational spectrum.