The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and well-being of children, youth and families by generating, translating and sharing research-based knowledge. The center advocates a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to research, training and outreach that has far-reaching consequences for Oregon and beyond.

“The Hallie Ford Center is a place for great intellectual collaboration, strategic work, spontaneous interaction, and above all, inspiration.”

Founding Director Rick Settersten.


Campbell Lecture Series

Friday, September 28, 2018
Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lectures on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience

"The role of nurturance and positive parenting on African American adolescent well-being"

Dawn K. Wilson
Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Group
University of South Carolina

View 2018 lecture details and speaker bio.


The Center is organized into four Research Cores

These cores build on the existing strengths of the college and serve as catalysts for collaborative research activity that will lead the college to new prominence in advancing science and serving the needs of the public.

We know that success in life starts early. You could even say it starts HERE. Learn more about the Hallie Ford Center’s impact – and its compelling future.
Impact and Future (pdf)