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The Center is thrilled to welcome its two newest core faculty, Drs. Milliron (Nutrition) and Bloch (Nursing). Welcome to you both!

Our Core Faculty

Meet the Center's interprofessional team of Faculty, Program Directors, Staff and Students and learn more about their work!

Our Team

For a full archived list of our Center's Speaker Series videos related to family-centered care and intervention science, click below!

Archived Videos

Center for Family Intervention Science

The Center's Attachment-Based Family Therapy Training Program runs a series of workshops locally, nationally and around the world. Check out our training schedule!

ABFT Training Program Workshops


The MISSION of the Center for Family Intervention Science at Drexel University is to study and disseminate family centered care models that promote strengths, resources, and community engagement, particularly for vulnerable or marginalized families. We aim to improve the well-being of children and adults with medical, developmental or behavioral health conditions through interprofessional research, education, and practice.

Who we are:

Members of the Center consist of a diverse group of professionals, including research scientists, educators, and practitioners at Drexel University, as well as collaborating service providers and organizations from the City of Philadelphia and around the world. Drexel faculty represent a wide RANGE OF DISCIPLINES including:

  • Counseling & Family Therapy
  • Health Systems & Sciences Research
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Psychology

Our interprofessional collaborations provide a rich and creative context for promoting family-centered care interventions across the life span. Funding for research, educational, and clinical programs has come from federal, state and private foundation sponsors.

What we do:

Social and environmental contexts interact in ways that affect the health and wellness of families and their communities. 
These contexts might include race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, education, access to resources, immigration status, transportation, and neighborhood and lived environments. Our FAMILY INTERVENTION APPROACHES include:

  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Collaborative and Integrated Care
  • Program Development and Implementation

Projects in the Center promote behavioral and physical health and wellness with an appreciation for the interplay between the two domains. Collectively, our PROGRAM AND RESEARCH INITIATIVES address:

  • Suicide, Depression, Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Neurodegenerative Conditions
  • Perinatal Stress
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Housing Distress
  • Cancer

Research, educational, and clinical interventions promote OUTCOMES of:

  • Emotional Development
  • Resilience
  • Secure Attachment
  • Balanced Nutrition
  • Healthy Parenting
  • Supportive Caregiving
  • Capacity Building
  • Diversity and Health Equity

The Center is committed to working with diverse populations of families throughout the life span in both University and Community settings, including behavioral health clinics, primary care offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, pediatric rehabilitation clinics, schools, homes, and neighborhoods.