Research Area: Child & Adolescent Development, Parenting

  • UAB Early Head Start

    UAB Early Head Start

    The UAB Early Head Start Program is a family focused child development program created to serve children and families in Jefferson, Walker, and St. Clair Counties in the state of Alabama.

    Director: Fred J. Biasini

  • CIRC


    The Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) is an interdisciplinary center focusing on the development of the mind-brain through our unique mission of service, education and research.

  • Children's Center for Weight Management

    Children's Center for Weight Management

    The Center offers interdisciplinary care for children, adolescents and their families through our outpatient Weight Management Clinic.

  • UAB Youth Safety Lab

    UAB Youth Safety Lab

    Injuries are the leading cause of child death in the United States and much of the world. Although sometimes labelled “accidental," almost all injuries can be prevented. The lab conducts cutting-edge, innovative research designed to improve children’s health and safety.

    Director: David C. Schwebel

  • TRIP Lab

    TRIP Lab

    The Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory (TRIP Lab) strives to help the nation achieve a significant reduction in the rate of transportation-related deaths, injuries, and resulting disabilities, particularly in the southeastern United States.

    Director: Despina Stavrinos

  • LEND


    The mission of the UAB Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program is to improve the well being and quality of life of individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities.

    Director: Fred J. Biasini

  • Youth Development Lab

    Youth Development Lab

    The Youth Development Lab conducts research on risk and protective factors for psychosocial adjustment in adolescence and young adulthood.

    Director: Sylvie Mrug

  • PacK


    The Parenting Challenges with Kids (PacK) Lab studies different ways people’s feelings, attitudes, and behaviors might change about parenting and discipline as they begin the challenges of starting a new family.

    Funding: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

    Director: Christina Rodriguez