CSCH facilitates opportunities for interested researchers to collaborate on projects of common interest as related to school and child health topics. As such, CCSH provides a valuable role in recognizing existing work conducted across and within other groups, organizations, and agencies, and connecting partnerships that can enhance individual efforts.
Primary coordination of CSCH occurs through the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Neag School of Education in collaboration with other University of Connecticut schools and departments.
CSCH leadership includes two co-directors and a steering committee comprised of university researchers and community stakeholders engaged in school and child health efforts with focus on research partnerships. The steering committee is comprised of no more than 12 university-based members and no more than 3 community-based members. Each steering committee member agrees to serve a two-year term, which may be renewable. New steering committee members are nominated by current members. The director invites new members based on review of the overall composition of the committee to ensure adequate balance across WSCC domains.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education
Expertise: behavior assessment, school mental health, coordinated school health
Associate Professor in HDFS and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Human Development
Expertise: community partnerships, program evaluation, parent-child relationships, development of emotion regulation
STEERING COMMITTEE 2021-22
Associate Vice President of School and Community Initiatives, CHDI, Inc.
Expertise: school-based mental and behavioral health, school-family-community partnerships, juvenile justice diversion