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Research Center for Child Well-Being

The RCCWB supported by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant (P20GM130420) from the NIH National Institutes of General Medical Sciences conducts prevention research impacting the well-being of children ages 2 to 10, with the dual goal of (1) reducing risk for social, emotional, and behavioral problems and (2) decreasing unhealthy lifestyle behaviors.

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About Us

The interdisciplinary University of South Carolina Research Center for Child Well-Being hosts prevention researchers in public health, psychology, education, and social work. Enhanced by support of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Arnold School of Public Health, research by the center’s early investigators is supported by an Administrative Core, a Clinical Trials Logistics Core, and a Statistical & Data Management Core.


Grounded in prevention science aimed at reducing social-emotional, unhealthy lifestyle, and behavioral problems in 2-10 year old children


Multi-disciplinary team of scientific and methodological experts working on prevention


Specific research endeavors furthering prevention of adverse outcomes during childhood