Through research and national and international collaborations, the Phelps team is refining outcome measures and striving to develop novel therapies to improve the motor function of children with cerebral palsy.

Current Studies

Research Opportunity for Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy and/or Caregivers

This study is currently recruiting

Study name: Children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and/or their caregivers are needed to participate in a research study.

Description: This research is being done to find risk factors for chronic pain in people with cerebral palsy (CP).  We are also looking at the effects of pain on function, independence and quality of life in people with CP. People will be asked to complete online questionnaires at your convenience.

Participants will be emailed links to online questionnaires that will take 30 – 60 minutes to complete. The questions will be about medical diagnoses, quality of life and other factors that might influence pain.  Participants will receive $10 for completing all questionnaires.

Eligibility & Criteria

RPN: #IRB 00181801

Principal Investigator: Eric Chin, MD

Eligible Age Range:  Ages 8 and up

Contact Information: CPpainStudy@KennedyKrieger.org

Click here to view study flyer


Research Opportunity for Healthy Children or Adults

This study is currently recruiting

Study Name:  Healthy children or adults without neurologic or developmental diagnoses and/or caregivers

Description: This research is being done to find risk factors for chronic pain in people with cerebral palsy (CP).  We are also looking at the effects of pain on function, independence and quality of life in people with CP. People will be asked to complete online questionnaires at your convenience.

Participants will be emailed links to online questionnaires that will take 30 – 60 minutes to complete. The questions will be about medical diagnoses, quality of life and other factors that might influence pain.  Participants will receive $10 for completing all questionnaires.

Eligibility & Criteria

RPN: #IRB 00181801

Principal Investigator: Eric Chin, MD

Eligible Age Range: Ages 8 and up

Contact Information: CPpainStudy@KennedyKrieger.org

Click here to view study flyer.