Leveraging Science to Improve the Lives of Children and Adolescents: A cross-disciplinary discussion

Panel Discussion | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Prudence Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education; Jill Duerr Berrick, Professor, School of Social Welfare; Lia Fernald, Professor, School of Public Health; Jason Okonofua, Professor, Department of Psychology

 Ron Dahl, Director, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

There has been a great deal of progress in the scientific understanding of how children learn and develop—and the social contexts, conditions, and systems that can promote health, well-being, learning, and social success. There are many challenges to leveraging this science for real-world impact. Yet, there are also exciting opportunities—and compelling reasons for overcoming these challenges. Please join us for a discussion:

• How can we better utilize and apply our science? ….to move outside our academic silos and connect our work to improving the
trajectories of young lives in complex real-world contexts?
• How can we more effectively work in trans-disciplinary teams?
• How do we balance the need for scientific rigor and precision with
the noisy and messy real-world settings where we apply the work?
• How to balance the need for bold innovation—designing and testing science-informed early intervention strategies—with the need for caution about un-intended consequences?