Dr. Franck’s research focuses on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and development as well as the quality and safety of healthcare. Overarching themes in Dr. Franck’s research include: patient and family experience of health care, family and community partnership in healthcare delivery and research, health disparities, maternal-newborn and child healthcare and family-centered care. Dr. Franck’s research and teaching have influenced perinatal, neonatal and pediatric health care and health policy worldwide.
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Discusses findings and a call to action. Mentions how women of color living in communities that experience disproportionately high rates of preterm birth generated and prioritized research questions to address the preterm birth epidemic.
Provides and reviews the evidence on safety of maintaining family integrated care practices and the effects of restricting parental participation in neonatal care during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Makes recommendations for restoring essential family integrated care practices are discussed.
Identifies a range of issues that support or impede delivery of family-centered care and provided actionable recommendations for improvement.
Describes the implementation of rapid whole-genome sequencing as a first-tier test for critically ill children in diverse children's hospital settings. Provides new insights regarding the factors influencing adoption and sustainability of novel technologies in neonatal and pediatric critical care settings.
Finds that young people experiencing different chronic conditions and their caregivers were able to achieve consensus on condition-agnostic research priorities that mattered most to them. Maintains that age and role influenced the research priorities. Tells how research priorities are to inform and influence local and national research agendas and funding priorities.
Surveys parents whose babies had been hospitalized for seizures and found that 1 in 2 had moderate or severe anxiety and 1 in 3 had depression. Discovers families as a whole faced financial and emotional challenges and sometimes struggled to cope.