Select Research Projects

Longitudinal Cardiac Outcomes for Children with COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anderson led the development of a dedicated, interdisciplinary Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) follow-up program to monitor the cardiac and immunologic course for children with MIS-C. The results of this program not only will help provide mechanistic understanding of MIS-C, but also will provide clear clinically actionable insight into the natural history of disease, and the care needed for specific populations.
Funding: Genentech (PI: Anderson)

Long-Term Outcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children – MUSIC Study
Funded by NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health) and conducted by the Pediatric Heart Network, the MUSIC study focuses on a rare cardiovascular COVID-19 complication known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Through MUSIC, we collect and analyze data on all aspects of childhood and adolescent health in pediatric population diagnosed with MIS-C to better understand the long-term effects of this condition and develop evidence-based treatment guidelines using multicenter longitudinal data. 
(Site PI: Anderson)

CHTSS: Congenital Heart Technical Skill Study—Improving Outcomes for Infants & Children with Congenital Heart Disease
We are working to isolate technical skill as one possible driver of clinical outcomes for children with congenital heart disease and then examine effects of institutional characteristics, after controlling for effects of surgeons.  This will be accomplished through innovative methodology that links peer ratings of direct, video observation of surgical skill to surgeon-specific patient outcomes from a national clinical registry and provider and center characteristics from a surgeon questionnaire.
Funding: NIH/NHLBI, K23 HL133454 (PI: Anderson)

Surgeons Helping Surgeons Take Better Care of Children:  The Development of a Peer Coaching Model for Congenital Heart Surgeons
This study furthers the work of the Congenital Heart Technical Skill Study, examining the effects variation in surgical technique on patient outcomes and building and testing a prototype for peer surgeon coaching.
Funding: Mend-A-Heart (PIs: Anderson/LaPar)

Additional funding provided through charitable donations from the Babies Heart Fund.