MCHB Funded Research Projects

What Kind of Research Projects Do We Fund?

We invest broadly in maternal and child health and specifically in autism spectrum disorder research that improves health care services.

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Research Networks

The majority of our research funding is invested in MCHB Research Network Programs. Networks promote the sharing of findings and best practices. Networks ensure partnerships with local communities, their health care providers and families.

 

Our MCHB Research Network Programs include:   

  • Maternal and Child Health Research Network Program
  • Autism Research Network Program
  • Home Visiting Research & Development Platform / Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative administered through our Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems program
  • Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network administered by our Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

 

Field-initiated Innovation Research Studies (FIRST)

We fund projects that are novel in their design and research questions. 

  • MCH Field-Initiated Research Studies (MCH FIRST): 3-year awards for protocol research focused on maternal and child health;
  • Autism Field-Initiated Research Studies (Autism FIRST): 3-year awards for protocol research focused on autism spectrum disorder

 

Secondary Data Analysis Research Studies (SDAR)

We fund researchers who use existing databases and records to better understand trends in maternal and child health.  These projects use advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods.

  • MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR): 1-year awards for analyses of existing national datasets and/or administrative records focused on maternal and child health.
  • Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (Autism SDAR): 1-year awards for analyses of existing national datasets and/or administrative records focused on autism spectrum disorder.

 

Single Investigator Innovation Program (SIIP)

We fund researchers to build our knowledge about the maternal and child public health system and specific topics of health.  These researchers use a combination of protocol research and secondary data analysis strategies.

  • Autism Longitudinal Study Data Project.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Adolescent and Young Adult Healthy Transitions Research Project.

 

Not all projects are competed annually. Join the MCH Research Listserv for alerts about open competitions!


 

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