Center for Family Resilience
Post Doctoral Training Progam
Michael Merten named Center for Family Resilience Director

Our Next Research Seminar

Please join us for lunch at the next Center for Family Resilience Research Seminar. Dr. Harrist and Dr. Topham will present short- and long-term findings from the childhood obesity intervention component of the Families & Schools for Health (FiSH) Project. Their intervention approach is unusual in that it targets psycho-social aspects of children’s family and school classroom contexts. They look forward to sharing their exciting results that have implications for involving human scientists from multiple areas of expertise in addressing the problem of child obesity.

OSU Center for Family Resilience


The Center for Family Resilience is a community resource focused on equipping every family to support its members in achieving their fullest personal and social potential.  The center translates scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience.  Strategies include individual and family programs administered by local human and social service agencies, and state and national policy recommendations to strengthen families.

Shift workers health studied in light spectrum research

Human health is affected by an internal body clock known as a circadian rhythm. These cycles are influenced by light exposure, and when disrupted, circadian rhythms create irregular sleep and wakefulness patterns which can influence a large number of chronic health conditions especially in those who work night or early morning shifts.

Minding the Gap project aims to improve academic success for low income children

The College of Human Sciences Center for Family Resilience announces that the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) board has awarded a second year of funding for the Minding the Gap project. The goal for this program is to improve academic success among children of impoverished families who prefer to keep their children out of early childhood education programs. The children living in these conditions are not well equipped for kindergarten, especially if they are not placed in a high quality early childhood education facility.

Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program

The overall goal of the Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program (CFR-PDTP) is to prepare a diverse pool of scientists to launch extramurally funded careers focused on translational science that strengthens families.  The CFR-PDTP seeks motivated and visionary doctoral students who are interested in becoming productive and successful independent research investigators.