Overview

Led by Stephen Leff, PhD, and Joel Fein, MD, MPH, the Health and Behavior Research Affinity Group (RAG) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers from CHOP and PENN devoted to further understanding the direct and indirect effects of behavior on children’s health.

The goals of the Health and Behavior RAG are to strengthen the community of researchers in health and behavior research by enhancing multidisciplinary and translational activities and initiatives, and provide leadership and support to the Children’s Hospital community for research questions and activities related to behavior and child health.

Through workshops, seminars, working lunch events and retreats, the Health and Behavior RAG brings together nationally prominent investigators from highly specialized disciplines to provide opportunities for mentoring and development, facilitate research accomplishments, and ultimately enhance the effectiveness of pediatric care for children and their families.