- Does Nicotine Exposure Harm Kids? Some Tobacco Users Don’t Think So. Users of tobacco products are less likely than the public to agree that nicotine exposure is dangerous for children, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The post Does Nicotine Exposure Harm Kids? Some Tobacco Users Don’t Think So. appeared first on News Hub.News
- Chimpanzee Personality Traits Are Linked To Brain Structure Chimpanzee personality traits are correlated with the size of the brain’s hippocampus, according to research led by Georgia State University. The study has implications for understanding the foundation of human personality structure, which is known to be similar to that of chimpanzees and also known to underlie mental illness. The post Chimpanzee Personality Traits Are Linked To Brain Structure appeared first on News Hub.News
- Researchers Make Discoveries About Key Enzyme In DNA Repair The process a key enzyme uses to recognize and repair genetic damage in mammals has been described by researchers at Georgia State University. The post Researchers Make Discoveries About Key Enzyme In DNA Repair appeared first on News Hub.News
- The Unexpected Healing Properties Of Carbon Monoxide Gas Regents’ Professor Binghe Wang is developing drugs that take advantage of the healing properties of carbon monoxide, a gas that is typically misunderstood. He’s studying how the gas can be used as a therapeutic agent to treat diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and cancers. The post The Unexpected Healing Properties Of Carbon Monoxide Gas 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.