Some staff members of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) maintain scholarly research programs. However, CYFC generates new research knowledge primarily through the CYFC Scholars Program.
About the CYFC Scholars Program
CYFC recently selected four Scholars and three Fellows to participate in its CYFC Scholars Program. Through the Scholars Program, CYFC aims to generate new knowledge in the emerging area of study of the intersection of educational and health disparities, create opportunities to apply that knowledge to the work of practitioners and policy makers, and provide a professional development experience enriching the participants’ work and the work of CYFC.
The Scholars Program provides Scholars and Fellows the opportunity to learn information and skills from each other and find potential collaborators. In addition, CYFC works with Scholars and Fellows to conceptualize a model for understanding the intersection of educational and health disparities and how the body of knowledge created as a result of the Scholars' and Fellows' research will contribute to explicating mechanisms within the model.
Scholars work with CYFC for at least 4 years, conduct a significant research project related to the intersection of educational and health disparities, and work closely with CYFC to translate, disseminate and apply research findings. Scholars receive $25,000 per year for four years to support their involvement in the Scholars Program and select research project expenses.
Fellows are chosen annually. They receive $5,000 for one year to support a small research project, pilot work, or the development of an evidence-based applied or scholarly product related to their current research. They join the Scholars Program and may participate in these networking and co-learning experiences beyond the one year of CYFC support.
Meet the Scholars and Fellows
CYFC received more than twenty-five proposals, all of them addressing important issues related to the intersection of health and educational disparities. The Scholars and Fellows were carefully chosen to represent a range of research topics but also to create synergies within the Scholars Program and themes within the body of research that will be generated as a result of this program. They were also chosen to represent diverse roles at the University, disciplines, and University units. Individuals selected are faculty, research staff and graduate students from six disciplines and six colleges:
Yingling Fan, Assistant Professor, Regional Planning and Policy
Mary Hearst, Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Ross MacMillan, Associate Professor and Director, Sociology and Life Course Center (with team members Michael Oakes, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health and Naomi Duke, Research Fellow, Center for Adolescent Nursing)
Lauren Martin, Research Associate, Center for Early Education and Development
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Assistant Professor, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
Elaine Hernandez, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology
Vienna Rothberg, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Pediatrics
2009 Application (pdf)