Stephen J. Lye,
PhD, Executive Director
“Its trans-disciplinary and dynamic approaches of ground-breaking childhood science into direct work with children make AHD unique in the world”.Learn More
New Academic Boundaries
Our work focuses on health, behavioral and learning outcomes; equity and gender all over the world.Learn More
Planning Services in Viet Nam
AHD is working with various partners to advance the understanding of early human development. Our goal is that through combined efforts, we can ensure better health outcomes for children.Learn More
Research Group Updates
Steve Lye was one of the main speakers at the “Adversities, Development & New Interventions” roundtable in Ottawa, March 2019. This ‘by invitation-only’ meeting was organized by CIFAR in partnership with AKFC and IDRC.
Read Dr. Tessa Roseboom, ambassador of Promising Start Program, Netherlands and Prof. @UvA_Amsterdam blog:
A good start in life in times of the Corona pandemic: how the current pandemic affects parents and their children. Not only stress & anxiety are contagious, but so are creativity and solidarity (April 2020).
The 1st Cuba -Canada Maternal-Child Symposium took place in Cuba from March 22-25, 2019. The conference was organized by Dr. Yeneir Vera, Research Associate, AHD. 7 professors from Canada and 1 professor from the Netherlands participated. The event was attended by more than 70 physicians and researchers from Cuba, including the Head of the National Mother Infant Program and the Presidents of the National Obstetric Society, National Paediatric Society and National Genetic Society among others.