DSSE Research Lab

The Developmental Systems Science & Evaluation Research Lab (DSSERL) explores questions related to developmental science and program evaluation and planning from a systems science perspective.

The Developmental Systems Science and Evaluation Research Lab (DSSERL) is co-directed by Dr. Jennifer Brown Urban, Associate Professor of Family and Child Studies and Dr. Miriam Linver, Associate Professor of Family and Child Studies. DSSERL engages in interdisciplinary projects and is engaged in collaborations with several other institutions including Cornell University (Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation), University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Tufts University (Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development) and Character Education Scotland (Character Scotland). Graduate and undergraduate research assistants in DSSERL come from a variety of departments and disciplines including education, health and nutrition sciences, family and child studies, and psychology.