Office of Research

Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development


The mission of the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development is to promote interdisciplinary research and training related to infant and early childhood mental health. During the first five years, as children learn to experience, express and regulate emotions, form close relationships, and explore and learn from the environment, we say they are thriving according to the principles of infant and early childhood mental health.

Core Services Offered

Research and evaluation on early intervention, home visiting, and developmental trajectories;
Intervention programs for families and caregivers of children facing adversity;
Training, courses, and professional development.

Funding Information:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Foundation grants

Reporting Structure:

Gail Houck, Chair, Department of Family and Child Nursing
Michael Guralnick, Director, Center for Human Development and Disability (CHDD)

Related UW Entities:

College of Education Special Edudation and School Pyschology,
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Occupational Therapy, Department of Psychology

Center Details

Director: Oxford, Monica (Interim)
Location: CHDD South Bldg Room 212
Year Started: 2001
Administrator / Program Manager: Lamont, Emily
Administering College/School: School of Nursing 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Family Child Nursing 
Faculty Involvement: 2