Michigan State University

College of Social Science

Human Development Initiative

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The Human Development Initiative, begun in 2009, is a community of scholars throughout the university interested in development across the lifespan. The initiative creates venues where scholars involved in cutting-edge research in the social and health sciences (including genetics, neuroscience, and psychosocial development) can focus on the intersections between their own work and that of other researchers. We invite faculty and graduate students to join us at our bi-weekly brown bag speaker series and our fall and spring colloquia.


Fridays, 10-11:30
552 W. Circle Drive
Human Ecology Conference Room (Room 9)

Sept. 16 Joana Cabral, Ph.D.
University of Porto - Porto, Portugal
“Social inequality as a risk factor for intimate partner violence: A macro-structural perspective”

Oct. 28 Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Ph.D.
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
“Father-child relationships and children’s socioemotional development”

Nov. 11 Monal Shroff, Ph.D. M.P.H.
Michigan Public Health Institute - Okemos, MI
“Maternal and child health program evaluation: An experience from the field”

G. Anne Bogat, Ph.D.

Antonia Garcia, MA
Graduate Assistant

Claire Vallotton, Ph.D.
C. Emily Durbin, Ph.D.
Advisory Board

If you would like to be added to the HDI mailing list, please email Antonia Garcia (garci227@msu.edu).