The Center for Research on Families supports faculty by advancing research to increase our understanding of the diversity, health and, well being of families.
Families are a basic unit of human and animal life. Research must cross academic disciplines and engage many perspectives to fully understand family functioning and its effects on individuals and societies. Thus, research supported by CRF encompasses disciplines as diverse as the life sciences, social sciences, public health, nursing, education and natural resources.
The Center for Research on Families works with faculty and research groups to provide teaching, research, and public service to benefit families. CRF affiliated faculty groups include:
- Family Research Scholars
- Rudd Adoption Research Program
- Stress Research Group
- Public Engagement Project
- Menopause Research Group
What are Family Research Scholars researching?
- Dr. Krystal Pollitt's research on air pollution and the wristbands she has engineered to detect personal environmental exposures.
- Dr. Louis Graham's research on how relationships buffer and contribute to mental distress for those at the intersection of marginalized identities.
- Dr. Lindiwe Sibeko’s work to bring down infant mortality rates in Springfield.
- Dr. Laura Vandenberg’s research on endocrine disrupting chemicals.