About the Network...

Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) are organizations of community practices that collaborate with academic and community partners to facilitate scientific discovery. PBRNs offer access to more diverse patients and practice settings than are available at tertiary care centers.

The Rainbow Research Network (RRN) is a consortium of 216 pediatric primary care physicians in 81 practices affiliated with Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital of Cleveland.

The RRN has a distinguished history of generating new knowledge about how pediatrics is practiced in the real world. Now, with funding from CWRU's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), we have resources to support sharing ideas, developing evidence-based practices, and implementing new best practices through office-based research.

The Network is led by Sharon Meropol, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The 10-member Steering Committee convenes quarterly to review proposed research projects and share new knowledge generated from office-based research. Andrew Garner, MD, & Diane Buttler, MD, represent Rainbow Research Network physicians.

Interested in joining the Rainbow Research Network or learning more about us? Send your inquiry to pbrn@case.edu.