Working Groups

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change represents a dynamic collaboration of New York University's Schools of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The Institute provides support for NYU faculty to conduct multidisciplinary research on human development and changing social contexts. A central goal is to bridge the longstanding disconnect between research in human development across the lifespan and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families.

Below, working groups are listed by faculty member, NYU unit, and working group title, followed by a brief description of the group activities and goals.

(Click on the project titles for a short summary.)


IHDSC Working Groups Fall 2016

“Supporting workforces to enhance child and family outcomes"
Group lead: Dr. Anil Chacko (Steinhardt)
Additional Members:
Drs. LaRue Allen (Steinhardt), Laurie Brotman (SOM), Elise Cappella (Steinhardt), Andrew Cleek (Social Work), Erin Godfrey (Steinhardt), Shabnam Javdani (Steinhardt), Michael Lindsey (Social Work), and Alan Mendelsohn (SOM)

“Conference on the Use of Conditional Cash Transfers to Improve Children's Outcomes"
Group lead: Dr. Christopher Flinn (FAS)
Additional Members:
Drs. Lawrence Aber (Steinhardt), Daniela Del Boca (FAS), and Pamela Morris (Steinhardt)