horizontal_logoThe Center for Developmental Science is an inter-institutional and multidisciplinary hub for the advanced study of human development.

The faculty and fellows of the CDS form a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the complexity of human development with the goal of informing  efforts that improve the lives of children and families.  We meet this goal through both a research and training mission.

CDS faculty and research scientists direct research programs that primarily seek to:

  • promote child and family health and well-being,
  • improve educational systems and outcomes,
  • and develop novel research methods for studying developmental processes.

The Carolina Consortium on Human Development is the training arm of the CDS.  With 25 years of support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, we support a successful predoctoral and postdoctoral training program in Developmental Science that is transdisciplinary in nature.