Research Faculty

Research Professor, CHGD
Dr. Petersen joined the Center for Human Growth and Development in January, 2010, and especially focuses on issues of global health and development. She is… more

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Dr. Peterson is Professor and Director of the Human Nutrition Program for the School of Public Health, Research Professor for the Center for Human Growth… 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

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Rosenblum is a clinical and developmental psychologist with expertise in early emotional development. Her research and clinical work focus on trauma and relationship disruptions… more

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Dr. Satterfield’s areas of research include first language acquisition in which she investigates the role of linguistic and psycholinguistic factors in Spanish morphosyntax, child bilingualism and… more

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
The predominant focus of Dr. Shah’s clinical and research work is to support the developmental and behavioral needs of young children born at risk with… more

Research Investigator, CHGD
Dr. Craig Smith’s research focuses on children’s social cognitive development and links to social behavior. Examples of specific areas of interest are: children’s developing understanding… more

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
Dr. Sonneville is an Assistant Professor in the Human Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Research Assistant Professor… more

Research Investigator, CHGD
Dr. Cin Cin Tan is currently an instructor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Tan’s research crosses developmental, social, and health psychology in order to understand… more

Professor, Psychology
Dr. Twila Tardif’s primary research interests are in exploring the relationships between language, culture, and cognition. In particular, early language learning in Mandarin and Cantonese.… more