Clinical effectiveness and outcomes

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin does a great job of caring for all kinds of sick kids. But we’re always striving to do better.

What works best, for whom and under what circumstances? Those are the questions that drive clinical effectiveness research. Our research isn’t limited to a disease, organ, biological process or any one recognized scientific field. Rather, it incorporates a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, including basic biomedical, behavioral and other social sciences. 

The Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research stimulates, facilitates and supports high-quality, high-impact clinical effectiveness research at Children’s Hospital by providing assistance with study design and project coordination, data management, data analysis, grant writing and mentorship for investigators involved in research in clinical effectiveness.

Research highlights

Examples of clinical effectiveness and outcomes research underway at Children’s Research Institute include:

  • Participation in key national clinical trials network for hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant
  • A multicenter study to develop a clinical decision rule guiding the use of CT scanning in children with minor head injury
  • A study of the impact of family presence during trauma resuscitations on family coping and staff satisfaction
  • A multicenter, FDA-sponsored randomized trial of steroids versus vincristine for treatment of infantile hemangioma
  • A clinical trial to demonstrate the ability of erythropoietin to protect the infant human heart during surgical repair of congenital heart defects.

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH
(414) 456-4170

Program Coordinator
Fouza Yusuf, MS, MPH
(414) 456-4837