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Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Kovelman’s research interests are in language and reading development in monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults.  Her work includes both typical and atypical… more

Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Dr. Betsy Lozoff is a behavioral/developmental pediatrician whose research focuses on common nutritional and environmental problems that adversely affect children’s development, especially in resource-poor settings.… more

Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Dr. Julie Lumeng is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician who studies how social influences on eating behavior and children’s cognitions around food may alter dietary composition and… more

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Marcus completed both her medical school and training in adult and child psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research interests include… more

Research Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health
Dr. Alison Miller is a developmental psychologist who studies child bio-behavioral regulation, family processes, and socialcontextual factors in relation to child health and mental health… more

Professor of Psychology
Dr. Chris Monk uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine affective and cognitive processing during adolescent development. In particular, his research focuses on how behavioral… more

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Research Interests: Trauma, Stress & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during childbearing years Neurobiology of Stress, Depression and PTSD Parent-Infant Relationships in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety… more

Professor of Psychology
Dr. Olson’s research focuses on the origins of antisocial behavior. She is particularly interested in explaining how early self-regulatory and social-cognitive deficits become translated into… more

Research Professor, CHGD
Dr. Petersen’s research focused on adolescent development and her teaching on developmental statistics and measurement. Her current work emphasizes global science, global philanthropy, and policy… more

Associate Professor of Movement Science, School of Kinesiology
Dr. Leah E. Robinson is an Associate Professor of Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, a Fellow in the American… more