Founded in 1964, the mission of the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is to catalyze, safeguard, and support research on children and adolescents (prenatal to 22 years) and their families. CHGD fosters collaborations among biomedical, behavioral, and social scientists and, with over 130 faculty members from 14 units across campus, serves as the U-M hub and leader for research related to children and adolescents.

According to Dimensions research database, since 1974, the U-M has consistently ranked among the top 3 U.S. institutions for grant funding focused on children and adolescents. The U-M is also the 4th-ranked institution nationally and 6th-ranked institution internationally for research publications related to children and adolescents. With a rich history, a membership of diverse and outstanding faculty, and a strong institutional reputation, CHGD is well-poised to support research on child and adolescent health, behavior, and development.

To this end, CHGD provides core services, grantsmanship supportworkshops and trainingsopportunities for public engagement, and communications services for members. In addition, CHGD’s home in the 300 North Ingalls Building consists of over 16,000 square feet of office, laboratory and meeting space to support members’ research.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about CHGD and contact chgd-info@umich.edu with any questions.