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Centers and Institutes

Developmental Technologies Research Group (DevTech)
Established and directed by Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers, DevTech aims to understand how new technologies can play a positive role in children's development and learning.

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD)
Established and directed by Dr. Richard M. Lerner, the Institute has the mandate and goal to be a center of excellence for the conduct and dissemination of top-tier scholarship and for the education and professional development of graduate and undergraduate students interested in enhancing the lives of diverse children, families, and communities.

Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER)
(formerly Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation)
Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) is committed to conducting high-quality, collaborative evaluation research that contributes to expanding usable knowledge in fields such as applied developmental science, policy science, and urban planning, and to improving policies and programs for children, families, and communities.