Using science to accelerate social good

Over the years, our faculty and researchers have achieved national recognition for research funding, scholarly productivity and social impact. David Takeuchi, associate dean for faculty excellence, and Rona Levy, associate dean for research, play key roles in fostering this climate of innovation. Together, they continue the School's tradition of high-impact scholarship as they search for ways to enable faculty, researchers and doctoral students to establish new research programs and creatively expand into new areas of scholarship.

Research & Innovation Centers

Our research and innovation centers focus on virtually every area of social welfare across the human life span. This broad capacity for research led to our number-one ranking in a 2018 study that assessed faculty productivity in published research.

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NIH funds mentorship study

The NIH has awarded the School's Social Development Research Group a five-year $2.5 million grant to study the nation's longest-running youth mentoring model that pairs full-time salaried professional mentors with youth at risk. 

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