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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