The Center for Applied Research in Human Development enables the development and application of interventions intended to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. In particular, we aim to improve outcomes for sociodemographically marginalized populations by informing and evaluating interventions intended for public benefit.
The Center is a joint venture between the Department of Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) and the Cooperative Extension System.
The Center provides assistance to state and community-based agencies in the development, delivery, and evaluation of human service programs. This collaboration with state and community-based agencies is intended to facilitate the development of high quality program evaluations.
Moreover, the Center offers opportunities for graduate students to learn about the research and publication process under the mentorship and guidance of experts in the field of human development, family studies, and applied research.