Upcoming Events
  1. HHS Homecoming Lunch with Dean Marion Underwood

    October 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  2. HHS Homecoming Tent and Silent Auction

    October 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
  3. HHS Class of 1969 Reunion Reception

    October 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Category: Human Development and Family Studies

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Top Health and Human Sciences students to be recognized during 2019 commencement

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


Four students from the College of Health and Human Sciences are among the highest achieving students recognized during Spring 2019 commencement.

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Veterans face food security issues. Here’s how communities can help.

Monday, April 29th, 2019


A recent study by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute at 10 food pantries in Indiana and Kentucky suggests there is promise for veterans and their families with food security issues.

Olivia Glowacki

HHS student winner of 2019 Flora Roberts Award for outstanding senior woman

Friday, April 19th, 2019


Olivia Glowacki, a senior in Human Services who is passionate about social work, is already on her way to making lives better.

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The science of puberty

Monday, April 1st, 2019


Purdue University Human Development and Family Studies researcher Kristine Marceau examines bibliographic data on puberty research—a critical period of biological & social development.

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019


A long-distance telehealth study at Purdue University could help researchers identify autism symptoms in infancy, which could ultimately help children receive targeted therapy earlier.

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Advancing Autism Research

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The College of Health and Human Sciences, through the multidisciplinary Purdue Autism Cluster, is breaking old barriers in autism research and forming collaborations unheard of a generation ago. The pioneering Autism Cluster brings together a group of diverse Purdue thinkers who deliberately cross academic boundaries to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their […]

David Purpura

Human Development and Family Studies professor wins award for early career achievement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018


David Purpura, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to further his research. He is one of the three researchers at Purdue that are serving as shining examples of the university’s place as a leading intellectual center. The awards support the development of individual […]

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