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AcademicsDepartments

Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Areas of Specialization

  • Black family resilience, Black fatherhood
  • Family financial instability
  • Developmental disabilities and family impacts
  • Parent emotional well-being and relationships
  • Early learning and play in the digital world
  • Family caregiving for ill and elderly relatives
  • Youth obesity and nutrition
  • Health-risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults
  • Parental incarceration impacts on children
  • Ancient therapies to treat depression
  • Romantic relationships across the lifespan
  • Mindfulness and compassion training interventions

Human Development & Family Studies Faculty and Staff

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    Claire BarrettAssociate Teaching Professor, Human Development & Family Studies

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    Kristy BurkholderTeaching Faculty, Human Development & Family Studies

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    Janean Dilworth-BartAssociate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Larissa DuncanElizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child and Family Well-Being | Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Sarah Halpern-MeekinVaughan Bascom Professor of Women, Family and Community | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Sigan Hartley100 Women Distinguished Chair in Human Ecology | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Margaret KerrAssistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Heather KirkorianLaura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development | Department Chair and Professor of Human Development & Family Studies | Faculty Director of the Child Development Lab

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    Polina LevchenkoTeaching Faculty, Human Development & Family Studies

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    Kristin LitzelmanAssociate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Dipesh NavsariaClinical Professor of Human Development & Family Studies | Outreach Faculty Fellow for the Child Development Lab

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    Robert NixAudrey Rothermel Bascom Professor | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Lauren M. PappAssociate Dean for Research | Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    David J. Pate Jr.Visiting Associate Professor of Consumer Science, Human Development & Family Studies

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    Julie PoehlmannDorothy A. O'Brien Chair in Human Ecology | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Charles L. RaisonProfessor of Human Ecology

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    Quentin RiserAssistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Alvin ThomasAssistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies | Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow

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    Amy Lee WagnerExecutive Director of the Child Development Lab