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Our research and expertise

We advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development, and will provide programs that meet the demands of the 21st century.

For students, both current and future

Use this list (and filters) to find research topics relevant to your interests and passions. Find faculty working in your topic and connect with people invested in projects you'd like work on.

For members of the media

Find leading experts on specific topics for your upcoming stories and editorials. Contact Susan Diekman at 612-626-8453 or to request an interview with any one of our experts.

For community members

See how our faculty and researchers are framing the issues of today. And, see how your investment in our institution is changing lives.

    Research areas

  • Critical issues