Center for Social Development (CSD)

Center for Social Development (CSD)

Led by Professor Michael Sherraden, the Brown School’s Center for Social Development (CSD) has been pioneering innovations around the world to create asset-building accounts for children to improve their chance for life success. CSD has defined this policy direction, conducted innovative research, and used the findings to advance the creation of child development accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Israel, and Taiwan.

Center for Violence and Injury Prevention

Center for Violence and Injury Prevention

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention is co-directed by Dr. Tonya Edmond, Associate Dean for Social Work & Professor Provost Faculty Fellow, and Dr. Lindsay Stark, Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Health. The Center promotes healthy young families and healthy young adults by advancing evidence-based violence prevention through a range of education, research, & training activities. The Center's partners and collaborators include multiple universities and community-based agencies.

International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD)

International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD)

ICHAD’s mission is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and improvement of public health outcomes for children, adolescents and families in low-resource communities, particularly those in Sub- Saharan Africa and other developing nations, through: innovative applied intervention research, capacity building opportunities for a new generation of scholars, and raising public awareness and support for economic empowerment interventions.

Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training (SMART) Africa Center

Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training (SMART) Africa Center

The SMART Africa Center is co-led by Fred Ssewamala, William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, and Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School. SMART Africa is also supported by Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Research Assistant Professor. It is a transdisciplinary enterprise aimed at reducing child mental health gaps in service and research in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.