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.
K.A.S. Wickrama brings his research experiences to the courses he teaches.
Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation
Leaders and advocates highlight the importance of family and consumer sciences
Research shows the power of a heartfelt 'thank you'
The associate professor in HDFS recognized by NCFR for advancing the field
Researchers aim to identify mechanisms to help youth who experience adversity early in life