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Kids in Danger of Opioids (KIDO)

Although the opioid crisis has adversely affected individuals from all demographic groups in the U.S. over the past two decades, its impact on the pediatric community is the least reported and most misunderstood. Our goal with this website is to create a central hub for pediatric opioid research that will serve as a resource for families, the scientific community, and the media.


  • Over the past 20 years, more than 10,000 children have died from opioid poisonings, and for every child who died another four were hospitalized.
  • The majority of children who die from opioid poisonings die in their own home.
  • Fentanyl now accounts for ~95% of all fatal opioid poisoings


In support of our work, we have received grants from the following:

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
  • The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)
  • The Charles H. Hood Foundation
  • The Robrt E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust