World-class research will be a hallmark of the FMIHD. Philanthropic support will provide critical seed funding for emerging priorities and trans-disciplinary projects that will advance the field and strengthen the impact of our researchers.
FMIHD researchers will focus on the interactions between genes and social, linguistic, cultural and economic environments. The objective is to understand how developmental paths contribute to disorders such as childhood obesity and developmental difficulties in cognitive, self-regulatory, emotional and social functioning. The ultimate goal is to uncover and evaluate new diagnostic and prevention tools, as well as new education models and improved interventions to enhance lifelong health and well-being.