- Georgia State Introduces New Research Center Focused On Neuroinflammation The Center for Neuroinflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases, a top-level research center focused on inflammation in the brain and how it may contribute to a number of serious health conditions, has been created at Georgia State University. The post Georgia State Introduces New Research Center Focused On Neuroinflammation appeared first on News Hub.News
- Researchers Find Urban Development Dramatically Increases Stream Flow Urban development dramatically increases the flow of water in streams and rivers, creating an uptick in flood events, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers. The post Researchers Find Urban Development Dramatically Increases Stream Flow appeared first on News Hub.News
- Humans, Unlike Monkeys, Turn Competitive Situation Into Cooperative One Both rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys are capable of finding a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, according to a recent study led by Georgia State University researchers. The post Humans, Unlike Monkeys, Turn Competitive Situation Into Cooperative One appeared first on News Hub.News
- NASA’s Next Big Thing Associate professor Misty Bentz will be among the first to perform research using NASA’s game-changing new James Webb Space Telescope. The post NASA’s Next Big Thing appeared first on News Hub.News
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About the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is a university-level research center at Georgia State University committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of children, adults and families through research, service, education, training and advocacy. The center emphasizes bringing scientific innovation into the everyday lives of people and their communities through translational and implementation research.
Dr. Kathleen Baggett, Interim Director of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, is an associate professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavior in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Within the Mark Chaffin Center, she directs research on promoting nurturing care practices of parents and other caregivers that foster infant and toddler social-emotional health and development.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. She then completed a clinical postdoctoral internship in child and family psychology, followed by a U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Kansas. Baggett continued on at KU’s Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, where she was promoted to research professor and senior scientist before joining Georgia State University in 2016.Read more about Baggett
Promoting the health, safety, well-being, and contributions of children, adults, and families through research, service, education, training, and advocacy.
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is home to:
- The Center for Leadership in Disability, translating research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families;
- The National SafeCare Training and Research Center, implementing nationwide the SafeCare model, an evidence-based home visitation family support program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment; and
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, focused on changing the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.