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The Office of Research at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development promotes the tenets of research and supports the faculty with the foundations and tools critical to engage in scholarly activities which broaden the understanding of the world around us and which seek to improve the human condition.

Research @ NYU Steinhardt

  • Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe
    claire2Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory [...] (Read Story)
  • Study Finds Drop in Mothers Physically Disciplining Children
    Young child sitting in corner as punishmentMothers in the U.S. are less likely to report spanking their children today than they were several decades ago, while nonphysical discipline methods like time-outs have become more prevalent, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago. The study is published in the December issue of the [...] (Read Story)
  • Charter Schools Enroll More Girls, with Boys More Likely to Leave
    15-014_Steinhardt_400Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a new study by New York University researchers. The study, published in the journal Educational Policy, is the first to examine gender differences [...] (Read Story)
  • Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes
    FTeachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and ethnic [...] (Read Story)
  • The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality
    Volunteers picking up trashIncome inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, [...] (Read Story)
  • Led by Steinhardt’s Juan Bello, NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution
    CPS_diagram-1024x685Taking aim at New Yorkers’ biggest civic complaint – noise – a team of scientists from NYU, working with collaborators at Ohio State University, have launched a first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond. The project – which involves large-scale noise monitoring – leverages the latest in [...] (Read Story)
  • Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning
    ymsi_a_1142815_f0003_cAugmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with [...] (Read Story)
  • Researchers Develop a Method to Shorten Patient Reported Outcome Assessment
    Woman's hands writing on sheet in clipboard with a penAn international group of researchers have developed a novel approach to improving how patient reported outcomes – which assess health based on the patient’s perspective – are measured, without having them answer a dozen unnecessary questions. The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, created an abbreviated form of the Cochin Hand Function [...] (Read Story)