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Lecturer, Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
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

Lecturer I, Psychology and Linguistics
Anne-Michelle Tessier (Ph.D. Linguistics, UMass Amherst, 2007) is a phonologist specializing in acquisition, constraint-based grammars, learning algorithms, and child L1 and L2 speech production.  From… more

Collegiate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Richard M. Tolman is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and a Research Professor at the Center for Human… more

Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Dr. Vazquez’s basic science laboratory work focuses on the impact of early life stress on the developing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and vulnerability to growth disorders, psycho-pathology… more

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Dr. Eduardo Villamor’s research focuses primarily on the study of child health and development with the use of epidemiologic methods. His research interests span a… more

Director and Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Dr. Volling studies the social and emotional development of infants and young children, and the role of family relationships in facilitating children’s developmental outcomes. She… more

Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Henry Wellman is a developmental psychologist specializing in cognitive development. His research focuses on core cognitive domains. Such domains, like the child’s understanding of… more

Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on adolescent health and resiliency, and empowerment theory. His work on adolescent health examines how positive factors in adolescent’s lives help… more