The Child Welfare Research Lab is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of foster and kinship youth by conducting research that addresses the health and well-being of children in or at risk of entering foster and kinship care. We engage in research activities that evaluate the impact and utility of clinical care for children in foster and kinship care, study potential interventions in and outside of the clinic setting that target health disparities experienced by many of these youth, and examine the ways in which foster and kinship youth succeed as they become independent.