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The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University aims to develop new evidence on human development, and then connect that evidence to policy and practice to enhance human development and well-being.

The BCTR was named in honor of Cornell’s renowned developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner, who pioneered a multidisciplinary and translational approach to human development and helped create the federal Head Start program.

At the Center, dozens of human development researchers are working to expand, strengthen, and speed the connections between research, policy and practice to ultimately solve human problems at all stages of life. They accomplish this by identifying, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based practices and programs.

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