Division of General Academic Pediatrics

Completed research projects of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Completed Research Projects


  • HHS funded cluster-RCT to accelerate adoption of childhood obesity comparative effectiveness research evidence among clinicians and parents
  • 14 pediatric practices in eastern MA
  • Intervention strategies included electronic decision support tools for clinicians; telephone and text message support for parents
  • For more information: STAR@partners.org

Healthy Habits, Happy Homes

  • CDC funded RCT to improve  household routines to prevent obesity among 2-6 year old, low-SES, inner-city children 
  • Recruitment through federally qualified health centers in MA
  • Intervention strategies included home visits, telephone coaching, text messages, home environmental changes,  and parent education and support
  • For more information: HappyHomes@partners.org


First Steps for Mommy and Me

  • Funded by RWJ  to promote healthful eating and physical activity among postpartum mothers and their infants
  • Recruited mother-infant pairs in first week postpartum from 3 pediatric practices in MA
  • Intervention strategies included brief, focused negotiation by clinicians, telephone coaching calls with a motivational counselor, and educational materials
  • For more information: meperkins@partners.org


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