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Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science

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.

Foods and Nutrition

Foods and Nutrition

We offer opportunities for multidisciplinary projects that evaluate basic, clinical and community nutrition, as well as food safety and consumer foods research.

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Interdisciplinary research opportunities address financial, housing, and consumer questions that directly affect family economic well-being.

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

We integrate instruction with relevant research on textile fiber and polymer science, merchandising and international trade, consumer behavior.

Centers

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

Foods and Nutrition

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Faculty Experts

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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Faculty by Department

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