Collaborating over the years with colleagues in genetics, infectious disease, immunology, and the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Meyer Center faculty have participated in numerous research studies, including those investigating the developmental outcomes of children with congenital infections [rubella, CMV, HIV], inherited metabolic disorders, genetic syndromes, congenital heart disease, and those born prematurely or drug exposed. Meyer Center faculty have also contributed to studies evaluating developmental and neuropsychological test instruments, the effects of nutrition on neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders, and the epidemiology of developmental-behavioral disorders, including learning disabilities, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder.
As a developmental behavioral pediatrics fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with research mentors at Texas Children’s Hospital. Research is incorporated into the fellow’s schedules throughout the three years of fellowship.
- Year one: 20% time research
- Year two: 40% time research
- Year three: 60% time research
An introduction to research is included within the Baylor Fellows College Curriculum, and if desired, fellows are encouraged and supported to undergo further research training.
A scholarly work product is required for certification in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics:
Current fellows research and educational projects:
- QI: Improving our Clinic Systems and Processes for Genetic Labs
- Suicidality among Research-Identified Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Longitudinal, Population-Based Birth Cohort Study
- Risk of Autoimmune Disease in research identified cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Longitudinal, Population Based Birth Cohort Study
- Maternal Autoimmune Disease in Research-Identified Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Webinar: The Basics of ADHD for Healthcare Professionals
- Webinar: Managing Child Behavior Problems with Q&A
- DBP Content specification Board Review Exam Collaboration
- Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Education workshop "Doomsday Prepping"
- Advocacy Day at the Capitol 2019
- "The Impact of Asymptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus on Adult Quality of Life" accepted to Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics in 2020
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) is a partnership between 18 of the country’s leading DB pediatrics clinical, training, and research programs and the only national professional society devoted exclusively to developmental-behavioral pediatrics, the interdisciplinary Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP).
DBPNet will focus on a broad range of developmental-behavioral disorders that includes, but is not limited to, ASD. This provides the Network with a unique and important role in investigating assessment practices, biomarkers, and psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for symptoms that occur commonly across many neurodevelopmental disorders.
Baylor College of Medicine joined DBPNet in 2020.