The Graduate Certificate in Culture, Health, and Human Development

ensures students have a basic familiarity with the three core perspectives, provides them the opportunity to carry out and publish an integrative research project, and documents their accomplishment on their academic transcript. More information about the program can be found here.  Applying to the certificate program is a three-step process, explained here. A listing of past and current students and their projects is available here.



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fruit seller and children in Guatemala

Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development (CHHD)

was established in 1998 by the UConn Board of Trustees in order to promote interdisciplinary scientific collaboration, training, and outreach related to human development and health in cultural context. 

The Center and its programs are directed by Professor Sara Harkness and Professor Charles M. Super , with the assistance of Dr. Caroline Mavridis, and the Center's affiliated faculty.

A core CHHD activity is its interdisciplinary graduate seminar, offered biennially in the spring semester in coordination with a colloquium series, and a CHHD Project Seminar, which results in student projects.

The CHHD also serves as a context for interdisciplinary communication and the generation of research collaborations among participating faculty members, as well as the generation of unique training opportunities for advanced graduate and professional students. These efforts have been supported in part by funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Science Foundation.

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Phone: (860)-486-1595
Address: Room 10
(down the hall from Lu's Cafe)
Family Studies Building
348 Mansfield Rd
Storrs, CT 06269