Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Research on Disabilities and Human Development

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research. Scientists and practitioners in behavior, education, genetics, and neuroscience work together in unique ways to solve the mysteries of development and learning.

Scientist doing research


Faculty Membership

To access Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Research Support services, Vanderbilt faculty must apply for membership.

Opportunities for Students and Researchers

Fellowships, grants, guest lectures, research, academic training and more are available at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Research Areas

The major research areas of the VKC IDDRC are organized into four thematic research areas in which researchers interact regularly, sharing theoretical orientations and methodologies, but who vary widely in their academic disciplines. The four research themes are: basic mechanisms, cognitive processes and interventions, mental health and interventions, and life impact.

Research Support

The Core research support units, as established by our role as a Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, support research by providing services to support cutting-edge research by providing activities that promote collaboration and by attracting new investigators to the field.

Here is a printable Quick Guide with key contacts and phone numbers.

World-Class Training Opportunities

Hundreds gather for the 2008 Marino Autism Research Institute Scientific Symposium at Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is nationally and internationally renowned for its research, academic and clinical training programs.

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