The Division of General Pediatrics is actively engaged in clinical, translational, educational and community-based participatory research. We promote trans-disciplinary studies, linking with many of our colleagues within the Department of Pediatrics, and outside, including (but not limited to all) all clinical departments within the College of Medicine, Health Outcomes and Policy, Health Education and Behavior and the College of Education, Nursing and Dentistry. As prevention experts, we strive to improve the routine and acute care that we provide our diverse patients, and seek ways to reduce health disparities, especially in vulnerable populations. We support projects focused on medical education, health literacy, obesity reduction, physical literacy, and the role of social media in medicine, among other topics. Our faculty members regularly publish and present in national and international outlets, and many faculty are recognized as experts in the field.