Our research and expertise

We advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development.

For students, both current and future

Use this list (and filters) to find research topics relevant to your interests. Find faculty working on your topic and connect with people invested in projects you'd like to work on.

For members of the media

Find leading experts on specific topics for your upcoming stories and editorials. Contact ICD Communications at icdcomms@umn.edu to request an interview with any one of our experts.

For community members

See how our faculty and researchers are framing the development issues of today. And, see how your investment in our institution is changing lives.