child development

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Such adverse natal outcomes are linked to intergenerational health, socioeconomic disadvantages

UCI awarded $9 million federal grant to gauge long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the UCI School of Medicine a four-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain. Led by Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy & neurobiology and director of the newly created UCI Center […]

Education professor gets $1.4 million to study kids’ Spanish-English language transfer skills

Young-Suk Kim, UCI professor of education, has been awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to explore children’s Spanish-English language transfer skills. “In kindergarten through 12th grade, English learners are the fastest-growing student population,” Kim said. “This study will systematically investigate how children’s first-language skills are related to their second-language […]

Candice Odgers, UCI professor of psychology & social behavior

UCI professor finds new digital divide threatening well-being of low-income teens

Research shows that while online access is now nearly equal, experiences are not

Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive, UCI study finds

Careful consideration is given to which photos, activities and links are shared

Greg Duncan

UCI wins federal grant to explore link between family income, early brain development

Study expected to be first to show that poverty reduction boosts children’s cognition

UCI-led team studying use of baby books to improve parenting skills and child outcomes

With a $2.9 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Stephanie Reich, UCI associate professor of education, and Natasha Cabrera, associate professor of human development at the University of Maryland, are principal investigators for a study evaluating the effectiveness of embedding educational information in baby books that […]

Why are we so afraid to leave children alone?

UCI study finds moral judgments about parents affect perceptions of risk

Put the cellphone away! Fragmented baby care can affect brain development

UCI study shows maternal infant-rearing link to adolescent depression

Jean Gehricke

Exploring the ADHD-autism link

Jean Gehricke’s research is revealing similarities between the two disorders and suggesting new treatment approaches