Welcome to the Culture, Child, and Adolescent Development Laboratory

Members in CCADLAB are interested in: (1) the study of the interactions between individual, peer, and family factors in the social-emotional development and physical health of children, adolescents, and emerging adults; and (2) the exploration of multiple pathways in which cultural and contextual factors contribute to development. We use interdisciplinary approaches and mixed-methodologies to address our research questions. Our research focuses on families from minoritized ethnic-racial, religious, and immigrant backgrounds in the United States and across different countries. We aim to conduct “Public Impact Research” (PIR) to improve the lives of families and serve society at the local, regional, national, and global levels.