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Vision Statement

To generate new knowledge about the biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors of parents and their children that, over the course of development, lead toward or away from child mental, behavioral, and physical health outcomes, and to translate that knowledge into policies, programs, and practices for promoting well-being and reducing health disparities in Shelby County, TN and beyond.


Cohort Information

Find out more about the CANDLE Cohort and the recruitment of CANDLE participants.


Areas of Research

A brief introduction to the major areas of CANDLE’s research focus over the past 15 years.



Find out more about CANDLE’s current funding through the ECHO program.