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As a patient at Children’s of Alabama, you and your child may be asked to participate in a research study. Research is an important component that helps clinicians, patients, and parents find answers to questions about treatment plans, medication, and diseases. Research studies cannot be done without participants who are willing to help. Your doctor will answer any questions you may have about a particular study. Participating in a research study is always your choice.

Using what we discover through clinical trials and studies helps us provide quality care to children and helps ensure that doctors and staff at Children’s of Alabama are informed about the most current treatments.

Our goal in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is to work together to improve the health and care of your child.


Mitchell, C., Falcone, P., Kusnezov, D., & Paragas, J. (2016). Sepsis and Presidential Initiatives: Critical Care Medicine. Journals.lww.com, 44(11), 1963-1965. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000002146

Chen, W. H., Cohen, M. B., Kirkpatrick, B. D., Brady, R. C., Galloway, D., Gurwith, M., Levine, M. M. (2016). Single-dose Live Oral Cholera Vaccine CVD 103-HgR Protects Against Human Experimental Infection with Vibrio choleraeO1 El Tor. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(11), 1329-1335. doi:10.1093/cid/ciw145

Barnes, M. J., Davis, K., Mancini, M., Ruffin, J., Simpson, T., & Casazza K. (2016). Setting adolescents up for success: Promoting a policy to delay school start times. Journal of School Health, 86(7), 552-557.

Barnes, M. J., Plaisance, E. P., Hanks, L., & Casazza, K. (2016). Pre-habilitation: Promoting exercise in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors for improving lifelong health. Cancer Research Frontiers, 2(1), 22-32.

Gardner, M, Barnes, M. J., Bopanna, S., Davis, C., Cotton, P., Heron, B., Henninger, A., Alva, E., Gleason, M., Whelan, K., Madan-Swain, A. (2015) Barriers to the use of psychosocial support services among adolescent and young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 3(3): 112-116.

Hensler, M., Wolfe, K., Lebensburger, J., Nieman, J., Barnes, M. J., Nolan, W., King, A., & Madan-Swain, A. (2015). Social skills and executive functions among youth with Sickle Cell Disease: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(5): 493-500.

Barnes, M. J., Pressey, J. G., Hensler, M., Adams, J. M., and Madan-Swain, A. (2014). Physician and nurse beliefs of Phase I trials in pediatric oncology. Cancer Nursing, 37(5), E48-52.

Gilliam, M.B., Madan-Swain, A., Adams, J. M., and Pressey, J. G. (2013). Physician perceptions and beliefs of Phase I trials in pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 60(8), E67-E69.

Gilliam, M. B., Madan-Swain, A., Whelan, K., Tucker, D. C., Demark-Wahnefried, W., & Schwebel, D. C. (2013). Cognitive mediators of social influences on child and adolescent survivors’ physical activity. Psycho-Oncology, 22, 1361-1368.

Madan-Swain, A., Hankins, R., *Gilliam, M. B., Ross, K., Reynolds, N., Milby, J., Schwebel, D. C. (2012). Applying the cube model to pediatric psychology: Development of research competency skills at the doctoral level. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 136-148.

Gilliam, M. B., Madan-Swain, A., Whelan, K., Tucker, D. C., Demark-Wahnefried, W., & Schwebel, D. C. (2012). Social, demographic, and medical influences on physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 198-208.

Gilliam, M. B., & Schwebel, D. C. (2011). Physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivors: A review. Health Psychology Review, 7, 92-110.

Gilliam, M. B., Ross, K., Walsh, A., Klapow, J., Futch, L., Davis, D., Whelan, K., Madan-Swain, A. (2011). Healthy Heroes: A token economy to increase adherence with a community-based exercise intervention for childhood cancer survivors. Rehabilitation Oncology, 29, 16-22.

Hocking, M., Barnes, M., Shaw, C., Madan-Swain, A., Saeed, S., Lochman, J. (2011). Executive Function and Attention Regulation as Predictors of Coping Success in Youth with Functional Abdominal Pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 64-73.


 If you are interested in any studies, please contact:

Meg Mosteller-Barnum

Research Coordinator


Phone: 205.638.5843