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.
Interdisciplinary research opportunities address financial, housing, and consumer questions that directly affect family economic well-being.
We offer opportunities for multidisciplinary projects that evaluate basic, clinical and community nutrition, as well as food safety and consumer foods research.
We have more than 25 research-focused centers, institutes, and labs in areas ranging from health and nutrition to finance and biotechnology. Many are interdisciplinary and bring together faculty and students to work on complex issues.
Human Development and Family Science
- Family and Community Resilience Lab
- McPhaul Child Development Lab
- Youth Development Lab
- Institute of Human Development and Disability
- CARE Lab
- LIFE Lab
Foods and Nutrition
- National Center for Home Food Preservation
- Bone and Body Composition Laboratory
- Food Quality Research Laboratory
- Child Nutrition Laboratory
- Micronutrient Proteomic Research Laboratory
Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Our faculty members inspire in the classroom, shape academic fields, and illuminate public discourse. Discover our people and their work below.
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