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Research in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Mental Health                 

Posting expires on 12/31/2022

Research Site:
University of MInnesota - Twin Cities

Type of Research:


This opportunity does not have a stipend.

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics program in the Department of Pediatrics - Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health offers a variety of world-class research opportunities for highly motivated, ambitious, and independent-minded medical students.

Active research includes pediatric self-regulation and methods to promote it in children such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and biofeedback training; biopsychosocial aspects of stress and resilience; behavioral health in children with chronic health conditions; methods for training residents in child developmental and behavior; and personalized prevention in children's mental health. We also have strong cross-disciplinary teaching and research collaborations with the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, the School of Public Health, and MCHB-funded Austim Program/Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) programs. 

Our Behavioral Pediatrics clinic serves as a referral center for children with emotional and behavioral problems including anxiety, sleep disturbance, elimination disorders, disciplinary and school problems and adjustment to trauma, grief, loss and chronic illness. DBP faculty are also engaged in public policy regarding early childhood, school bullying, and workforce issues.

Curious yet? Maybe you already have some ideas about topics in child neurobehavioral development that you'd like to learn more about.  Possibilities include anything ranging from short (1-month) introductions to research methods in the field, to elective clinical rotations/case studies, to longer (4+ month) commitments that can result in publications -- in these latter cases, we can offer small amounts of pilot funding.

When you're ready, please contact us! 612-624-1167

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Posted on 02/11/2019