Our research is focused on the human lifespan, family systems, and child and adolescent development. We study the diversity of experiences as well as approaches to prevention and intervention.
Faculty in HDFS study maternal and child health and parent –child relationships. Our research examines social, cognitive and emotional development and school readiness.
Our research informs prevention and intervention programs and examines risk, resilience and self-regulation.
We research factors contributing to enriching and encouraging positive couple relationships.
Faculty in HDFS examine the bio-psychosocial aspects of aging. Our investigators examine intergenerational relationships of families in the US, Cambodia and other regions of Asia and Southeast Asia as well as culturally responsive therapeutic interventions and outcomes.
Maria Bermudez aims to help people overcome adversity and other life challenges through her research and outreach.
Director of IHDD recognized for significant career achievements
Research led by FACS department head Emilie Smith focuses on positive youth development
Denise Lewis's project will engage with Cambodian, Laotian families in Alabama
Siobian Minish recognized as teacher of the year by Lokoff Foundation
Discovering Money Solutions to assist parents who have completed relationship education program