About the Consortium
The Consortium engages members around the core components of the Consortium’s mission:
- Research – scientific collaboration around child and family policy issues.
- Career Development – cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate training to support the next generation of child and family policy researchers.
- Engagement – effective research-to-policy and research-to-practice translation; efforts to use research to inform policy and practice.
Consortium members participate in monthly webinars, share resources on the Consortium listserv, and collaborate on various Consortium projects.
The Consortium was founded in 2002 by a handful of interested university leaders and today has over 25 member entities. In 2009, the Consortium launched its initial website and received funding from the Foundation for Child Development to establish a strategy and business plan. In 2011, the Consortium started hosting webinars on child and family policy issues. In 2015, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) became the Consortium’s administrative host. Today, the Consortium has a growing listserv and is expanding web content to better serve the needs of members.
Consortium Steering Committee
|Michael MacKenzie, Chair||2014-2023||McGill University|
|Sherika Nichole Hill, Vice Chair||2021-2023||Duke University|
|Leslie Babinski||2021-2023||Duke University|
|Joshua Brown||2014-2021||Fordham University|
|Sara Harkness||2021-2023||University of Connecticut|
|Sheniqua Jeffrey||2021-2023||Fordham University|
|Tama Leventhal||2014-2021||Tufts University|
|David Ribar||2021-2023||Georgia State University|
|Greg Welch||2017-2023||University of Nebraska|
|Velma McBride Murry, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio||2021-2023||Vanderbilt University|
|Rose Ippolito, Staff Liaison||Society for Research in Child Development|