Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop, implement, and disseminate novel methods for improving medication safety and health behaviors for vulnerable and underserved populations, while training the next generation of researchers. Research projects within the CRoME Lab share the common goal of applying community-engaged, collaborative, and transdisciplinary approaches to improving medication use and health outcomes for families through education, prevention, and intervention programs.

Research Cores

Our research team is dedicated to understanding the connections between families, healthcare teams, and technology (particularly serious games) in improving medication use, health outcomes, and overall wellbeing for vulnerable and under-served populations. Our four main cores include: Medication Safety, Game-Based Learning, Cancer Education and Literacy and Cystic Fibrosis and Medication Management.

Collaborative Research

Collaboration is at the heart of our work. Collaborative partnerships and interdisciplinary research processes are essential to our ability to identify innovative solutions that address complex medication use and health challenges for patients and their families. These solutions require contextual understanding, longitudinal efforts, collaboration on multiple system levels, and interdisciplinary designs.

    Key Elements of Collaborative Research

  1. Collaboration via education
  2. Collaboration by engaging patients and family members
  3. Collaboration in overall research development and design
  4. Collaboration enhanced by the dual role of health professionals and researchers
  5. Collaborative involvement of community stakeholders throughout the research process