Child Health Collaborative Grant

A young, smiling girl is checked by a doctor with a stethoscope.Improve health outcomes for Minnesota children and adolescents with support from the Child Health Collaborative Grant.

Funding has been awarded annually since 2014 as part of a broader effort to support child health research partnerships among community and University of Minnesota researchers. CTSI, Children’s Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics teamed up to create the program.

Who can apply

Research teams funded through this program must:

  • Involve at least two co-principal investigators: One from Children’s Minnesota and one from the University of Minnesota.
  • Demonstrate active engagement with the UMN’s Department of Pediatrics.

Apply for funding

Applications are now closed. Contact or 612-625-2874 with questions. 



In 2020, funding for the Child Health Collaborative Grant was redirected towards COVID-19 child health research activities.

Marla Eisenberg, ScD, Medical School, and Gretchen Cutler, PhD, MPH, Children's Minnesota

Working Together, From a Distance: A qualitative exploration into how to best tailor our public health response to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Caroline George, MD, Medical School, and Allison Lind, NP, Children's Minnesota

Impact of COVID-19 on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Twin Cities

Alex Boucher, MD, Medical School, and Kelly Bergmann, Children's Minnesota

Pilot screening for urinary biomarkers of vasoreactive endothelial dysfunction in pediatric patients with suspected COVID19 infection

Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH, Medical School, and Michael Troy, PhD, LP, Children’s Minnesota

Stress physiology and mental health: Implications for family functioning and child development during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicen Spaulding, PhD, Medical School, and Laura E. Norton, Children’s Minnesota

Epidemiology of Pediatric COVID-19 Infections in the United States


Alicia Kunin-Batson, PhD, LP, Department of Pediatrics, and Mike Troy, PhD, LP, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, Children’s Minnesota

Project title: The Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Children’s Health & Development: Implications for Screening and Intervention


Caitlin Caspi, ScD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Gretchen Cutler, PhD, MPH, Program Director of Emergency Department Research, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Project title: Evaluating an EMR-based Process to Identify and Reduce Food Insecurity Among Pediatric Emergency Department Patients and Improve Community Resource Utilization


Muna Sunni, MBBCH, Department of Pediatrics, and Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Project title: A Picture-Based Carbohydrate-Counting Resource for Somalis