The Harris Research and Policy Lab, in accordance with the Irving Harris Foundation Professional Development Network (PDN) aims to reduce inequities to improve the health, education, and wellbeing of young children and their families by focusing on supporting the early development of children and families at risk in Minnesota.

Our work in Minnesota contributes to national Foundation PDN efforts to bridge the gap between early childhood research and mental health policy and practice to address inequities and support the development of all young children.

Our applied research, policy, and practice work draws on developmental research from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation.