The FAM Project

The purpose of the Fathers and Mothers (FAM) Project is to investigate associations between coparenting quality, scaffolding during parent-child interactions, and children’s self-regulation and academic readiness in African-American families.


The CREATE Project

The Cumulative Risks, Early Development, and Emerging Academic TrajectoriEs  (CREATE) project is a pilot study that looks at how home, school, and outdoor environments are related to child learning and school readiness.


The STAR Project

The purpose of the School Transitions and Readiness (STAR) project is to describe African-American fathers’  and father figures’ perceptions of their roles in the school readiness and academic socialization of their preschool-aged children using in-depth qualitative interviewing.



The Stellar C-Cap Project explores the ways in which elevated blood lead levels may be a potential contributor to court involvement later in life.