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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Student conducting research at NASA facility.

Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development (HHD) comprises some of the world’s most renowned leaders in their respective fields.

Involved in a wide range of well-funded research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge in each of their respective fields, HHD faculty have developed broad and deep research expertise spanning a wide array of domains and disciplines.

Want to learn more about specific projects of interest? Explore our list of faculty and research specialties within each department: