We take a life-span approach examining how early life experiences with parents set the foundation for close friend and romantic relationships that can facilitate health across one’s life span (Berg et al., 2017). We are currently devising interventions that can help emerging adults engage their social networks at a high risk time for type 1 diabetes management. In addition, we are exploring ways to facilitate changes in the healthcare system that can make adult care more friendly to the involvement of the family. Our lab takes a teamscience approach where we collaborate extensively across developmental, health, clinical, quantitative psychology as well as across nursing, medicine, endocrinology, and oncology. We engage with scholars in the C-FAHR network, a rich network of over 100 faculty from all across the University of Utah campus and 50 graduate students and postdocs.