About the Program

The Population, Neurodevelopment and Genetics Program (PNG) is a pioneer and leader in forging linkages across disciplinary perspectives. In addition to the program’s current effort to link developmental, cognitive, clinical, public health, and educational science with neurobiology and genetics, we continue to expand our portfolio and involve new research scholars in other health- and development-related topics from prenatal/infancy through adolescence and on to adulthood and aging,  (e.g., cognition, substance use, mental health, problem behavior, environmental toxicants), providing opportunities for synergy and integration of new ideas in the relevant fields.

Our multidisciplinary faculty have wide interests across a variety of topics, including education, neuroscience, genetics, developmental psychopathology, environmental toxins, aging, and cognitive development.  Faculty members in the program have joint appointments throughout other units on campus, including Psychology, Psychiatry, Education, Medicine, Public Health, Sociology, and the Center for Human Growth and Development, which augments their effort to link disparate fields of research across the University.  The PNG program has expanded quickly to include a diverse funding portfolio, including projects from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, several foundations, and internal University of Michigan funds. For more information on our currently active research projects and faculty interests,please see the Grants and Faculty pages for details.

The program is housed within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, and is located in the heart of Central Campus at the University of Michigan.

Contact Us:

Population, Neurodevelopment and Genetics Program
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

PNG Main: (734) 647-1499