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Research Groups/Labs/Centers

Center for Equitable Family & Community Well-Being

In a dynamic, post-industrial multi-cultural society, it is easy for systems and policies to evolve in such a way that they become misaligned. Similarly, with a history of racism and growing class divides, some families and communities receive inadequate attention and investment and find themselves disconnected from the resources and opportunities of their surrounding economy. Successful responses are not easy or guaranteed, but there are occasions when policymakers make an appropriate fix or when grassroots leaders and local champions rally around a promising strategy. The goal of the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-Being is to encourage and support such win-win efforts by connecting the resources and intellectual strength of the University of Michigan with the passion and social capital of community leaders.

Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

The mission of AEDI is to create and study innovations related to asset development, education, and financial inclusion that result in opportunities across the life course for low-income children and families, in the U.S. and around the globe, for the purposes of climbing out of poverty and up the economic ladder.

Child & Adolescent Data Lab

The Child and Adolescent Data Lab of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work is an applied research center focused on using a data­ driven approach to inform policy and practice decisions in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Center for Health Equity Research and Training

The Curtis Center's mission is to stimulate research, training, and outreach opportunities that promote health equity by supporting work that deepens our understanding of the factors that lead to inequities and the strategies that eliminate them.

Gender and Health Research Lab

The Gender and Health Research Lab strives to understand the mechanisms by which socio-demographic, psychosocial, and environmental agents influence the mental and physical health of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly as it pertains to gender differences and gender role socialization.

Interprofessional Collaboration Group

Interprofessional Collaboration Group's research examines how practitioners may better deliver evidence-based services to high-risk populations.

Level Up Lab

Employment Skills Simulation Lab, bridges the equity gap in employment opportunities for underserved groups by harnessing technology for social good, ensuring healthy development for all youth, promoting decarceration, and eradicating social isolation.

Parenting in Context Research Lab

Parenting in Context Research Lab's research and community-based intervention work focuses on the role of fathers in promoting child and family wellbeing.

Poverty Solutions

Poverty Solutions’ action-based research is focused on partnerships, pilots and even large-scale programs that determine what is most effective and brings new discoveries to policy makers and community stakeholders.

Prevention Research and Health Equity Lab

The goal of the Prevention Research and Health Equity Lab is to prevent problem behaviors, eliminate health disparities and work toward health equity.

REACH Detroit Partnership

The mission of the REACH Detroit Partnership is to provide a community driven approach to preventing diabetes and its related conditions and improving quality of life through partnerships and collaborations.

Trauma-informed Programs and Practices for Schools (TIPPS)

TIPPS translates research and shares strategies that help students realize their potential and become more resilient to the effects of trauma.

Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group

The Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and community partners focused on improving psychosocial treatment for mental disorders and increasing access to evidence-based treatments for these conditions among traditionally underserved populations.

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