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Research & Scholarship

At Human Ecology, cross-unit collaborations expand our capacity to obtain funded research support and provide students with high-impact learning opportunities. We focus on two broad inter-sectional themes that bridge research, scholarship, teaching, and outreach across multiple departments: Ecology of human interdependence with natural environments and health and well-being across the lifespan.

Conducting collaborative, people-focused research

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Child Development Lab

A home for real-world teaching, problem-solving, and research with children and their families, offering year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to five years.

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Research CORE Team

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    Sherry HuhnPost-Award Accountant

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    Cody LoewAssociate Dean for Finance and Administration

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    Sarah MarcottePre-Award Research Manager

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    Lauren M. PappAssociate Dean for Research | Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies