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Research Activities and Projects

Faculty, staff, and trainees are engaged in research related to our core mission to support the positive development of children and wellness of families.

Areas of Particular Focus

  • developing multitiered services to support mental health in schools
  • addressing childhood obesity and related health concerns
  • promoting infant and early childhood mental health
  • using technology to support mental health care
  • identifying childhood indicators of psychotic illness
  • understanding psychotropic medication side effects in children
  • developing effective interventions for youth and families involved in juvenile justice and child welfare systems

Current Research Projects/Evaluations

Learn more about our current research projects and evaluations -- and how to become involved -- by clicking the links below:



Our research has been funded by prominent federal agencies, including:

State of Maryland

In addition, the Division receives funding from several Maryland state agencies for research that directly impacts the wellbeing of Maryland youth and their families, including: