Our research portfolio includes developmental studies of risk and resilience within unique contributing contexts throughout the first three decades of life.  

COVID-19 and Development

We focus on COVID, family and mental health in adolescents and young adults through original research, community engagement, consultation and programming, and international collaboration. LEARN MORE

Cultivating Connection

Through a suite of studies, we examine the development of gratitude, social media and college students' well-being, and other aspects of civic and social engagement.   LEARN MORE

The Family and Addiction

For nearly 30 years, we have studied the developmental pathways to substance use and addition, particularly among children of parents struggling with addiction.  LEARN MORE


Meet some of our incredible community and academic partners!


Gratitude Conversations, Family Stories, the Greater Good Project, and More.


Recent and archived peer-reviewed publications.

Past Projects

Select completed research studies and key findings.