The Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) is a well-established, regional practice-based research network founded in 1984 as a partnership of the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and an enthusiastic group of over 50 pediatric practices.
PPRG is dedicated to understanding and promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in the primary care setting. Our network-based approach values excellence and innovation. Through our network of over 380 medical providers in the Chicago metropolitan area, PPRG determines best practices, delivers ongoing clinical education and evaluates outcomes relevant to our racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations.
PPRG operates within the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation Center of the Manne Research Institute. In addition to our pediatric practice partners, PPRG also partners with the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) through the Center for Community Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, which fosters linkages between community clinicians through its Practice Based Research Program (PBRP).
Partnering with the PPRG can help participants to stay on top of the latest research findings, develop research projects that will have an impact on the community researching topics that interest everyone, can help providers and academicians stay connected in areas of research, and fosters open participation and practice autonomy. Study design would be discussed with the practice and approved by the appropriate practice personnel.
We frequently have new studies and grant opportunities to foster research partnerships between community and academic clinicians and research faculty members.
The aim of a pilot project is to develop research ideas and partnerships.
Adolfo J. Ariza, MD, PPRG Director
Helen Binns, MD, MPH, PPRG Associate Director
Claudia Krueger-Maru, Behavioral Research Coordinator II