…is a multidiscplinary, inter-institutional center for the advanced study of human development guided by a Developmental Science perspective.
The faculty and fellows of the Center for Developmental Science form a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the complexity of human development with the goal of informing prevention and intervention efforts that improve the lives of children and families. Our basic and applied research efforts identify adaptive family processes, effective educational efforts, and factors that promote mental health, physical health and well-being from infancy through adulthood.
Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the CDS is home to over 100 faculty and fellows who conduct research and provide training to undergraduates, predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists through the Carolina Consortium on Human Development training program. Representing over 20 disciplines, CDS faculty have primary appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, NC State University, NC Central University, Meredith College, Wake Forest University and Duke University.