Developmental and Behavioral Sciences Research
Developmental and Behavioral Sciences Research

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge. 

Current Research Areas

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Weight management
  • Acute pain, chronic-pain syndromes, disease-related pain
  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and trauma informed clinical care
  • Eating disorders
  • Adolescent substance abuse
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Interventions to improve adherence

Research Highlights

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