The Social Development Lab conducts research focused on early intervention to promote infant and early childhood development. Despite America being a land of great wealth, many American children live and grow in stressful and unstable environments. Stress placed on neighborhoods and families by economic hardship and racial injustice leave many children in tenuous situations in which to receive and/or feel nurture. The Social Development Lab focuses on how early intervention programs, particularly home visitors, support these families and address these racial and economic injustices.