The Development Core invests in junior faculty scholars, link and mentor researchers, build research teams, and advance new initiatives.
Co-Directors of the Development Core:
- Andrew Cherlin (Sociology) is a prominent family demographer studying low- and moderate income parents and their children with a recent focus on child health in deeply-poor families.
- Crag Pallock (School of Medicine) is a physician who uses methods from social epidemiology and health services research to investigate the relationship between housing, neighborhood environments, and health outcomes.
Development Core Services
- The Pilot Program
- Assist junior associates through entire research/grants process from obtaining pilot grants, conducting pilot research, and submitting NICHD-PDB grants.
- Link junior associates with senior researcher on both substantive and methodological fronts, aiming at forming interdisciplinary research teams.
- Facilitate Research Interest Groups
- preterm birth
- contraceptive use
- extreme poverty
- demographic measurements and methods
- physical and social environment and child health