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AHAAThe Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement (AHAA) study provides an opportunity to examine the effects of education on adolescent behavior, academic achievement, and cognitive and psychosocial development in the 1990s.
Project Lead: Chandra Muller

The Comparative research on vaccines for children in Sierra Leone's slum communities study is in collaboration with scholars at the University of Sierra Leone which focuses on slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, will compare maternal knowledge and perceptions of existing vaccines for children and two newly vaccines (Covid-19 and Malaria) developed for children. In doing so, the project will advance research on two United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 3, which focus on Good Health and Well-being, and Goal 11, which focuses on Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Project Leads: Kevin J.A. Thomas, Madlene Hamilton, and Bartholomew Bockarie

caaThe Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA) is aimed at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent.
Project Lead: Jacqueline L. Angel

zikaDecode Zika studies the impact of the Zika epidemic on reproductive health, fertility, and other demographic processes in Brazil. The project will provide vital information regarding the long-term implications of Zika on Brazilian women and their families.
Project Lead: Leticia Marteleto

 ETAGThe Education and Transition through Adulthood Group (ETAG) group studies pathways through education and how they interact with family life and work. A particular focus includes STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers.
Project Lead: Chandra Muller

The Health Experiences After Loss: Insulating the Next Generation (HEALING) Project focuses on family member loss (i.e., child, parent, sibling, and spouse) and its consequences for health and well-being, and addresses the significant racial disparities in the probability of losing family members from childhood through later life in the U.S.
Project Lead: Debra Umberson

 harpThe Health and Relationships Project (HARP) is a sociological study of marriage and health. We want to hear about the experiences of married couples, especially those experiences related to stress and health, health care, and  how partners take care of each other during periods of illness or injury.
Project Lead: Debra Umberson

 HSBeyondThe main purpose of High School and Beyond (HS&B) is to understand the long-term effects of education on midlife work and health outcomes.
Project Lead: Chandra Muller

 ECFThe Mindset Scholars Network and the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center awards National Study of Learning Mindsets Early Career Fellowships (ECF) to 13 outstanding emerging scholars, with generous funding provided by the Bezos Family Foundation.
Project Leads: David YeagerChandra MullerRobert Crosnoe

 nlsyThe NLSY Postsecondary Research Network conducts research on socioeconomic differentials in the transition into and through postsecondary education as well as the consequences of postsecondary experiences for labor market and health outcomes in early adulthood.
Project Lead: Chandra Muller

pcrnThe Pathways through College Research Network scholars perform research with the goal of enriching our understanding of student pathways to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) baccalaureate degrees and the impact of different types of interventions on those pathways across diverse students and STEM fields.
Project Lead: Chandra Muller

PHIThe Population Health Initiative (PHI) provides project development resources for a highly productive community of population health researchers from across the UT campus and aims to facilitate the highest level of population health science research.
Project Lead: Mark Hayward

The Population Wellbeing Initiative (PWI) at UT-Austin is a network of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin who conduct foundational research in economics, demography, and evaluation for long-term social welfare. Project areas include fertility, parenting, and the future of population growth, as well as population ethics for policy evaluation.

Project Lead: Dean Spears

 ricer.i.c.e. is a nonprofit research organization, dedicated to understanding the lives of poor people, especially young children, in India, and to promoting their well-being.
Project Leads: Diane Coffey & Dean Spears

 sogiThe SOGI: Health and Rights laboratory focuses on the role of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in human health, development, and rights. Our projects focus on the links between SOGI and health/well-being, with an emphasis on how prejudice and stigma shapes daily life.
Project Lead: Stephen Russell

 txprisonThe Texas Prison Education Initiative is a group of faculty and graduate students who volunteer teach and tutor in prisons and jails in Texas. Their goal is to provide incarcerated juveniles and adults access to a high-quality college education.
Project Lead: Sarah Brayne

twinThe Twin Project is an on-going study of child and teenage twins in Austin and central Texas. Their goal is to investigate how twins grow up to be different from each other in some ways, and so similar to each other in other ways.
Project Leads: Kathryn Paige Harden & Elliot Tucker-Drob

 txpepThe Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) is a collaborative group of university-based investigators who evaluate the impact of legislation in Texas related to women’s reproductive health.
Project Lead: Kari White

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