Megan McClelland, PhD

Megan McClelland

Hallie E. Ford Endowed Director

Megan MacDonald
Core Director

Early Childhood

This core focuses on optimizing children's development and well-being in families, early care and educational settings, and communities.

Peggy Dolcini, PhD

Peggy Dolcini
Core Director

Youth and Young Adults

Researchers in this core study the behaviors and environments that threaten or enhance the health and well-being of youth.

Kathy Gunter
Core Director

Healthy Eating and Active Living

This core focuses on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of obesity in children and families through nutrition and physical activity.

Parenting and Family Life

Researchers and faculty in this core examine healthy parenting and family life as a strong foundation for child and youth development, and healthy communities as a strong foundation for families.