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We use a “society to cell” approach to investigate the cascading effects of extrinsic factors, such as income poverty and social relationships, that manifest into intrinsic responses inside the body to impact child health and development. We then work to translate this knowledge in order to inform the next steps required to apply research to policy and program practice.

Research Themes

Extrinsic factors that Affect child health and development

The differences that make a difference in child outcomes

Intrinsic Responses

The molecular mechanisms by which early experiences “get under the skin”

Technological Developments 

Characterizing and quantifying the exposome

Policies and Interventions 

Improving Children’s Mental and Physical Health