Cincinnati Lifespan Practice Research Consortium

The Cincinnati Lifespan Practice Research (CLPR) Consortium is the umbrella organization which supports Practice Based Research Networks (PBRNs) in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Through the CLPR-Consortium, joint research efforts between member networks are facilitated.

With support from the NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), CLPR-Consortium provides members with research support including study design assistance, biostatistics support, data management tools, regulatory support, and grant review.


Phone: 513-803-0917
Fax: 513-636-7400

Member Networks

Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group (CPRG)

Director: Robert Siegel, MD

The Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group (CPRG) is a pediatric practice-based research group of over 40 practitioners in 25 pediatric practices. The CPRG was founded in 1996 and is affiliated with the Division of General and Community Pediatrics of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The group is made up of community based pediatricians and nurse practitioners and has worked on 18 projects that have centered on Domestic Violence, Telephone Triage Care, Obesity, Otitis Media, Bioterrorism Surveillance, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Low Carbohydrate Dieting, Skin Infections, Genetic History Taking, and HSV Treatment Attitudes.

The CPRG was one of the original networks funded by the AHRQ PBRN infrastructure initiatives and has become a leader in Pediatric PBRN research. The efforts of the CPRG have led to 29 national presentations and 12 publications. CPRG grant support has been from a variety sources that include, the NIH, AHRQ, the AAP, Whitehall-Robbins, and the Atkins Foundation. The CPRG is a grass-roots supported organization and the majority of the projects have been developed by CPRG practitioners.

CARinG Network (Cincinnati Area Research Group)

Directors: Nancy Elder, MD, MSPH and Saundra Regan, PhD

The CARinG Network is a Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) in the Cincinnati area comprised of family physicians and general internists who provide primary care to all ages and types of patients. Pediatricians have their own PBRN, the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group (CPRG). CARinG and CPRG work together to enhance local research opportunities.

The CARinG network will build on practice based research already underway in the Cincinnati area. This includes work from the UC Department of Family and Community Medicine on quality and safety of the testing process, physician work intensity, diabetes pharmacogenomics and COPD excellence in primary care.

Agencies and Foundations

Greater Cincinnati Area Resources