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Research Labs

Faculty in the Center on Human Development regularly meet with students in research groups designed to address specific issues or challenges. All of our research groups focus specifically on developing research-practice partnerships to address pressing social problems.

CHD Research Group

The CHD Research Group includes scientists from the University of Oregon, Oregon Health Sciences University, and the University of New Mexico. The primary focus of this group is to develop initial research ideas into fundable research proposals.

Implementation Science Research Lab

This research lab includes 13 doctoral students who work with Dr. John Seeley on understanding modern theory, research, and practice pertaining to implementation science.

Interdisciplinary Disability Research Council (IDRC)

Comprised of faculty from throughout the university who share an interest in societal issues facing individuals with disabilities, the Interdisciplinary Disability Research Council meets monthly to discuss a variety of projects and initiatives pertaining to disability. Current membership includes faculty from Law, Sociology, English, Planning, Public Policy, and Management; and Computer and Information Science. For more information about the council or if you have an interest in joining this group contact Heidi von Ravensberg.

Next Gen

The Next Gen lab meets monthly to discuss educational, social, and health issues facing Native American children, families, schools and communities. The group is comprised of five doctoral students in special education, four of whom are American Indian. For more information about joining this lab contact Dr. Christopher Murray.

School-Based Research-Practice Partnerships

The school-based research-practice partnership group meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to k-12 practices.

This group includes administrators from local school districts and researchers from the CHD.

Suicide Prevention Research Lab

This group is comprised of nine doctoral students in early intervention, special education, and prevention science. With Dr. John Seeley, students are implementing and evaluating a statewide suicide prevention initiative.