Hartley Lab

Promoting positive development and fostering healthy family relationships across the life course
Tables and chairs on the Union terrace

The Hartley Lab is run through the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Waisman Center. The principal investigator is Dr. Sigan Hartley, 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology, Professor in Human Development and Family Studies and Waisman Center Investigator. Dr. Hartley and her students study the resources and processes that promote positive development in individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions across the life course. The Hartley Lab investigates these issues in diverse populations, with a particular focus on individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and fragile X syndrome.  The lab explores many aspects of healthy development such cognitive functioning, socioemotional functioning, and physical health.