Smith Child Health Catalyst
The Smith Child Health Catalyst provides activation energy to advance community and population health, outcomes research, and evaluation focused on children and families within Lurie Children's and beyond. Catalyst is a service center that strengthens interdisciplinary collaboration, academic competitiveness, and scientific rigor of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research within Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. Catalyst is made up of faculty scientific leads and a dedicated team of project management, statistician, and research coordinator staff, who team up with investigators and community partners to develop proposals and carry out funded work. Catalyst also provides consultation and education to build capacity in these approaches and serve as a resource. Catalyst faculty and staff hold expertise in digital-engagement, user-centered design, practiced-based research, community engagement, implementation science, and program evaluation. Catalyst also has extensive experience recruiting, working with, and retaining research participants from historically marginalized groups.
If you are looking to begin or enhance your research or evaluation efforts with the Catalyst team, please complete the form below.
For questions or more information, contact Catalyst@luriechildrens.org
Type of Requests (Three Levels of Engagement)
- Consultation: Request for a 30- to 60-minute consultation with a Catalyst staff member. This free service can include learning more about our services or brainstorming to clarify your needs.
- Service provision: Request to utilize Catalyst services or Catalyst staff/expertise to complete project activities.
- Team science: Request to include Catalyst faculty and/or staff on a project at the grant proposal or planning stage.
Type of Services
Consultations, service provisions, and collaboration/team science requests are available for the following services:
- Program evaluation
- Scientific and evaluation contributions to proposal development
- Developing survey, interview, and focus group questions and protocols
- Use of the Voices of Child Health in Chicago Parent Panel (VOCHIC)
- Patient, family, and community-engaged research
- Research in the primary care community practice setting
- Identifying, recruiting, engaging, and retaining participants
- Data collection (survey, needs assessment, interviews, focus groups)
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis
- Dissemination of results
- And so much more
2023 Service Bundles and Rates
Catalyst services are grouped into five separate bundles and rates. View details here.