The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk was established at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in 2005. The mission of the Center is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.
The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is dedicated to 1) advance theories of the developmental pathways from fetal and infancy periods in at-risk children, (2) enhance synergy between research and clinical practice that advances child development research, intervention programs and social policy, and (3) train scientists and practitioners in interdisciplinary methods from the field of child development.
Our objective is to nurture, promote and coordinate research, training, education, and clinical services through Women & Infants' Center for Children and Families in child development and developmental psychopathology. Our group is interdisciplinary spanning the disciplines of developmental and clinical psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, substance abuse and public health. We are excited by the translational work that occurs at the boundaries where disciplines intersect leading to new science and the handshaking between science and clinical practice.
Training and education are provided at pre and postdoctoral levels including training postdoctoral fellows in the Child Psychiatry Research Training Program in child mental health, fellowship program in neonatal-perinatal medicine, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, triple board program in pediatrics and psychiatry, and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Training is also provided on newborn assessments developed at our Center.