Stress Early Experience & Development (SEED) Research Center

Welcome to the SEED Research Center

Here at the SEED Research Center, we work to address fundamental issues at the nexus of human development and adversity while applying scientific knowledge to policy and practice. As a community of students, postdocs and faculty, our mission is to advance SEED Science, a unique approach to understanding stress, early experiences and development. This approach promotes intergenerational health, wellbeing and resilience by fostering rigorous interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research with collaborative community partners.

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Collaborative Projects 

Our faculty collaborate with one another, with graduate and undergraduate students, and with community partners to create unique projects that seek to better understand human development and create positive change for our communities.

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We're dedicated to training students in SEED Science. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can all train through the SEED Research Center, where you'll learn how early experiences continue to influence development and health across the lifespan.

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The SEED Research Center has four priorities:

  1. SEEDING the Future: A New Generation of Scholars
  2. SEEDING Dialogue and Impact: Distinction in SEED Science
  3. SEEDING Success: Interventions That Work
  4. SEEDING Innovation: Research for Impact

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Our Faculty and Affiliates Collaborate to Advance SEED Science

Meet the Team