Interdisciplinary Committee


Mission Statement

The Interdisciplinary Committee takes its charge from the statement of the multidisciplinary task force:

SRCD will reflect the fact that an understanding of development requires the perspectives and methods of multiple disciplines. SRCD encompasses psychology, human development, sociology, family studies, biology, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, public health, economics, anthropology, and other disciplines that are relevant for an understanding of development. It embraces the rich diversity of quantitative and qualitative methods associated with these specializations. As the scientific world leans increasingly towards division and compartmentalization, SRCD’s role in encouraging a multidisciplinary perspective for understanding human development becomes increasingly important. SRCD will increase its efforts to provide a forum in which scientists of various disciplines can share research and interdisciplinary scientific methods and to promote a receptive climate for truly transdisciplinary research that will advance understanding of the complexities of child and adolescent development.

> Read the Interdisciplinary Committee Spotlight - February 22, 2019

Committee Roster

Alan L. Mendelsohn, Co-Chair 2017-2023 New York University School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital
Bridget Hatfield, Co-Chair 2019-2023 Oregon State University
Cecile Ladouceur 2019-2023 University of Pittsburgh
Mia Smith-Bynum 2019-2023 University of Maryland
Samantha Brown 2021-2025 Colorado State University
Bruce Ellis 2021-2025 University of Utah
Jeffrey Liew 2021-2025 Texas A&M University - College Station
Carol Scheffner Hammer 2021-2025 Columbia University
Nicholas Allen, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio 2021-2023 University of Oregon
Meltem Yucel, SECC Representative 2021-2023 University of Virginia
Staff Liaison   Society for Research in Child Development

Activities and News

2015 Interdisciplinary Committee Coffee Hour Brochure

2015 Interdisciplinary Committee Coffee Hour Flyer



In this page, we include some suggestions of interdisciplinary programs of potential interest for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. The list of programs is not comprehensive, so you can contact the Committee co-chairs to ask for the consideration of other programs.

Interdisciplinary Special Issues

Interdisciplinary Awardees Presentations and Interviews