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The Center for Food & Environment focuses on research, education, and policy. Its research seeks to understand why people make the food choices they do, the food system context within which choices are made, and the types of interventions that facilitate voluntary adoption of more healthful and sustainable food choices. In the educational arena, the center develops, evaluates, and disseminates nationally curricula on the links between food, health, personal behavior, and the environment, conducts professional development, and provides educational outreach to the community. Over the last decade we have developed, evaluated, and disseminated the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) Curriculum Series, An Inquiry-Based Science and Nutrition Program with modules on Growing Food (grades 4, 5, or 6), Farm to Table & Beyond (grades 5 or 6) and Choice, Control, & Change (grades 6, 7, or 8). Policy work focuses on efforts to make the healthful and ecologically sustainable food and activity choices the easy choices in schools and communities. We are the evaluators of the New York City Food and Fitness Partnership that is one of the nine communities part of the national initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Executive Director: Pamela Koch EdD, RD
The Center for Health Promotion, which was established in 1981, has comprised diverse working groups of faculty and students interested in stimulating research and development efforts responsive to national priorities in health promotion and disease prevention. Historically, the work of participating faculty and students has spanned both basic and applied research and development, and has included projects focusing on the influences of personal behavior on health status, as well as how educational and behavioral intervention can be used to improve health and prevent premature death and disability throughout the human lifespan through schools, patient care, workplace, and other community-based settings. Current grant and subcontract projects include: NIH/NHLBI Motivational Interview-ing in Hypertensive African-Americans; NIH/NHLBI Translational Behavioral Science Consortium: Motivating Health Behaviors in Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease; and NIH/NHLBI Trial of Asthma Patient Education in the Emergency Room.
Director: John P. Allegrante
The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities confronts the challenges facing special education today through its commitment to the production of knowledge and professional expertise aimed at supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The broad-based research, evaluation, and demonstration activities of the Center reflect an emphasis on empowering people with disabilities by increasing their capacity and opportunities for self-determination, reducing their vulnerability to victimization and abuse, and addressing the disability related issues of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including women and minorities. The Center encourages national and international partnerships aimed at strengthening the connection between research and policy.
Director: Linda Hickson
Contact Information:Box 223
A training and research center for the College and a community resource that provides help to people of all ages with educational and personal problems. The services offered include psychoeducational evaluations and educational evaluations focusing on learning issues coupled with appropriate remediation, instructional planning and instruction for clients with learning disabilities, adult and child psychotherapy, personal and vocational counseling and psychological diagnostic evaluation. Services are provided by advanced graduate students. All work is supervised by full-time and/or adjunct faculty of the College’s programs. Fees are set on a sliding scale that is designed to meet all budgets.