Much of the cutting-edge research that takes place at CHHS is facilitated by our centers.  

The program initial efforts will be headed by Iveris L. Martinez, Ph.D., of the Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Gerontology and director of the Center for Successful Aging at Long Beach State; Dr. Gail Farmer, former associate dean for research and former chair in the Department of Health Science; Dr. Grace Reynolds, Professor of Health Care Administration Department, and Dr. Vennila Krishnan, associate professor of physical therapy and director of the school’s CRAB Laboratory

The Child and Family Center, located in the Department of Family and Consumer Science, is an educational program, which provides training of early childhood professionals in Child Development and Family Studies. The center also provides high-quality childcare services for CSULB employees and their families. The Toddler and Preschool classrooms are nationally accredited educational programs for children between the ages of 18 months-5 years. The center is designed to model Developmentally Appropriate Practices from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (, to enhance the developmental skills that are age and individually appropriate for each child in the group.