Carolina Consortium on Human Development

The Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD) is an NICHD-T32 funded program for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees engaged in the advanced study of developmental science. CCHD is an inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary community of scientists composed of nearly 50 faculty and fellows. Guided by the principles of developmental science, we recognize the complexity of developmental processes that underlie adjustment, health, and well-being across the phases of life. Through our unique research and training mission, we pursue innovative methods to investigate the biological, cognitive, affective, and social systems that characterize the development of people in contexts, ranging from families to cultures.

CCHD faculty specialize in such disciplines as anthropology, behavioral genetics, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, developmental psychobiology, education, epidemiology, experimental psychology, internal medicine, behavioral neurobiology, nursing, pediatrics, psychiatry, public health, and sociology. CCHD faculty mentors have primary appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, NC State University, and Duke University. Key features of the program include a seminar series, regular training events, an outstanding team of mentors, and a longstanding track record of training excellent fellows who now serve in institutions around the world.

As the CCHD enters its 30th year, the consortium has transitioned to a new administrative home at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Beginning this year, the leadership team includes Dr. Andrea Hussong (director of training in Fall 2019) as well as Dr. Cathi Propper and Dr. Ayse Belger who serve as the new co-PIs.

FPG Project Staff:
Aysenil Belger, Co-Principal Investigator
Cathi B. Propper, Co-Principal Investigator
Andrea Baldelli, Postdoctoral Trainee
Natasha T. Duell, Postdoctoral Trainee
Kamilah Legette, Postdoctoral Trainee
Leigha MacNeill, Postdoctoral Trainee
Allegra J. Midgette, Postdoctoral Trainee
Andrea Ryan, Research Assistant
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Funding Period: 09/30/1988 - 04/30/2021
Award Amount: $2,694,920
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