LCIRN Products

Recent Publications

Advancing Life Course Intervention Research. eds. Neal Halfon, Ed Schor, Shirley Russ. Pediatrics. 2022; 149 (supplement 5). Find supplemental materials and teaching tools at

Arons A, Schickedanz A, Halfon N. (2021) Using a life course framework to redesign Medicaid. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Sep 20;S1876-2859(21)00449-6. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.09.008

Anderson NW, Eisenberg D, Halfon N, et al. Trends in Measures of Child and Adolescent Well-being in the US from 2000-2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(10):e2238582. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.38582

Dudovitz R, Russ S, Berghaus M, et al. (2021) COVID-19 and Children’s Well-Being: A Rapid Research Agenda. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 25; 1655-1669. 

Halfon, N., Chandra, A., Cannon, J.S. et al. The Gross Developmental Potential (GDP2): a new approach for measuring human potential and wellbeing. BMC Public Health 22, 1626 (2022).

Halfon N, Russ SA, Kahn R. (2022) Inequality and child health: dynamic population health interventions. Current Opinion in PediatricsFeb 2022, 34(1) p 33-38 doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000001087

Halfon N, Aguilar E, Stanley L, et al. (2020) Measuring equity from the start: Disparities in the health development of US kindergartners. Health Affairs 39(10): 1702-1709. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00920

For more publications, check out our research node pages under the “Research” tab!


Family Health Webinar Series (2022-2023)

INRICH 13th Annual Workshop on Childhood Inequalities

Living on the Edge: a life course discussion with Dr. Glen Elder and Dr. Rick Settersten

Life Course Research Visual Toolkit in partnership with the Lifespan Enterprise Committee

Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders in Research with the UNC Jordan Institute for Families

Anti-racist research and centering race and racism in the life course research agenda with Dr. Iheoma Iruka

LCRN Measurement Series


Year 2 in Review (2019-2020)

Year 3 in Review (2020-2021)

Year 4 in Review (2021-2022)


September 2022: Moving Life Course Interventions Upstream

May 2022: Advancing  Life Course Intervention Research

March 2022: Accelerating Life Course Intervention Research

November 2021: New approaches to research on the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on children’s well-being

August 2021: Introducing the LCIRN Scholars Program

June 2021: Youth-led Participatory Action Research

February 2021: A rapid research agenda for COVID-19 and children’s well-being

November 2020: Introducing the LCIRN

Tools and Toolkits

Emergency & Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs (English, Español)

Family Functioning Measures: A matrix of 40 validated tools to measure aspects of family functioning including organizational processes, belief systems, and communications processes

Life Course Research Visual Toolkit in partnership with the Lifespan Enterprise Committee