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Welcome to the Vo Lab

The Vo Lab focuses on improving health equity and comprehensive care for the chronically ill child. Specific research topics include improving the shared decision-making process between families and clinicians and identifying strategies to decrease health disparities amongst patients with medical complexity.

Current Research/Scholarship Projects

Dr. Vo’s current research projects focus on improving the shared decision-making process for the initiation of pediatric home ventilation via tracheostomy and identifying strategies to decrease health disparities with a focus on the clinician-parent relationship. This work includes collaboration with investigators at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, University of Mississippi, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The Experience of Home Ventilation for Families from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds

The goal of this project is to learn about the experiences of families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with children using home mechanical ventilation via a tracheostomy.
Source of Support: Seattle Children’s Hospital Center for Diversity and Health Equity
Role: Principal Investigator

HomeVENT: Home Values and Experiences Navigation Track Study

The goal of this pilot study is to study the process of decision-making about tracheostomy and home mechanical ventilation.
Role: Co-investigator

Validation of a Framework for Shared Decision-Making in Pediatrics

The goal of this project is to empirically refine a framework for implementing SDM in pediatrics using a diverse set of decision-making scenarios across multiple pediatric disciplines and child ages.
Role: Co-investigator

Participate in Research

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness and help other children in the future. Learn more.

Contact Us

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

For questions or inquiries,
call: 206-884-8355.

Physical Address

1900 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Mailing Address

PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

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