University of Michigan Institute for Social Research


                Research Center for Group Dynamics


Pamela Davis-Kean

Research Associate Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center;
Research Associate Professor, The Center for Human Growth and Development;
Associate Professor, Psychology

Pamela Davis-Kean
5211 ISR
426 Thompson Street
Phone: 734-763-0490

Dr. Davis-Kean's research focuses on the influence of SES on the construction of home environments; the importance of looking at race and culture when understanding families and child development; the role that families, schools, and significant figures play (multi-context) in the development of children; the development of self-esteem across the lifespan; and gender and math achievement. Davis-Kean also has expertise in methodology and statistics primarily focusing on psychometric properties of questionnaires and large-scale data collection of data on families and children. Davis-Kean is the Director of the Center for the Analyses of Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood (CAPCA) that examines important developmental questions by replicating analyses across multiple developmental datasets both in the US and abroad.