Reaching the Rarely Reached: Dr. Alan Mendelsohn

Every day, individuals all over the world — some marginalized by ethnic identity or immigration status, others by geographic isolation or lack of material resources — fall through the cracks in healthcare systems. How do we make progress in these high-needs, low-access spaces, and what can we learn by bringing together experts from across the […]

Reaching the Rarely Reached: Dr. Morel L’Horset

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Every day, individuals all over the world – some marginalized by ethnic identity or immigration status, others by geographic isolation or lack of material resources – fall through the cracks in healthcare systems. How do we make progress in these high-needs, low-access spaces, and what can we learn by bringing together experts from across the […]

Reaching the Rarely Reached: Dr. Njelesani

Every day, individuals all over the world – some marginalized by ethnic identity or immigration status, others by geographic isolation or lack of material resources – fall through the cracks in healthcare systems. How do we make progress in these high-needs, low-access spaces, and what can we learn by bringing together experts from across the […]

The LEGO Foundation awards $100M to Sesame Workshop, IRC, BRAC, and Global TIES for Children

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We’re thrilled to announce that the LEGO Foundation provided a $100 million grant to expand a research partnership between Sesame Workshop, BRAC, the International Rescue Committee, and Global TIES for Children, an international research center embedded within IHDSC. The LEGO Foundation’s grant builds on existing partnership, and on a previous $100 million grant from the John […]

The Family Life Project: How Does Stress Impact a Child’s Development?

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While there is extensive research examining the health and development of children living in urban contexts, little exists exploring the lives and experiences of children and families living in rural communities. Dr. Clancy Blair and his colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University identified this gap in the […]

Watch: Special Ed & Mental Health Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

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IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Special Education and Mental Health panel […]

NYU @ WFOT: The Intersections of Disability and Violence

All over the world, persons with disabilities- physical, intellectual, psychological, and others- face disproportionate rates of violence compared to the general population. Persons with disabilities can experience the same types of abuse as non-disabled people; however, they can also experience abuse related specifically to their disability. Reducing and mitigating the effects of violence against persons […]

Leveraging Behavioral Insights: New Directions in Breastfeeding Intervention

For many mothers-to-be, the decision whether and for how long to breastfeed looms large. In truth there are benefits, costs, and trade-offs to both breast- and formula-feeding. The problem is that most mothers in the United States do not end up breastfeeding exclusively, despite strong intentions: over three quarters of mothers want to exclusively breastfeed when […]