University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

 

                Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

Pamela Davis-Kean

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

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

Dr. Davis-Kean is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan where her research focuses on the various pathways that the socio-economic status (SES) of parents relates to the cognitive/achievement outcomes of their children. Her primary focus is on parental educational attainment and how it can influence the development of the home environment throughout childhood, adolescence, and the transition to adulthood. Davis-Kean is also a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research where she is the Program Director of the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics (PNG) program. This collaboration examines the complex transactions of brain, biology, and behavior as children and families develop across time. She is interested in how both the micro (brain and biology) and macro (family and socioeconomic conditions) aspects of development relate to cognitive changes in children across the lifespan.