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Quentin RiserAssistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

My research examines the ways in which birth, child, family characteristics, and public policies influence children’s cognitive and social-emotional development as well as family well-being. I am also interested in applications of quantitative research methods and study design in developmental and family sciences, and I leverage secondary, administrative, and other data sources in my work.

My work aims to inform the development and implementation of evidence-based policy and interventions at local, national, and international levels.

Selected Publications

Riser, Q. H., Rouse, H. L., & Dorius, C. (2023). Association between early income variation around poverty thresholds, income trajectories, and birth, child, and family characteristics. Children and Youth Services Review, 145(February 2023), 106807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.106807

Riser, Q. H., Berger, L., Meyer, D., & Kamble, V. (2023). Noncustodial Parents, Instrumental Networks, and Child Support Compliance. Social Science Research, 110(February 2023), 102850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2023.102850

Riser, Q. H., Rouse, H. L., & Dorius, C. (2022). Family income trajectories and early child development: A latent class growth analysis. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 83(November-December 2022), 101469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2022.101469

Riser, Q. H., Haapanen, M., Bartfeld, J., Berger, L., Hakovirta, M., Meyer, D., & Miettinen, A. (2022). Maternal satisfaction with joint and sole child physical placement arrangements following separation in Wisconsin and Finland. Family Process. http://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12827

Riser, Q. H., Rouse, H. L., Choi, J.Y., & Ku, S. (2020). The Contribution of Home Literacy Context to Preschool Academic Competencies for American Indian and Alaska Native Children. Child & Youth Care Forum49(2), 303-323. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-019-09529-1

For a full list of publications, see Riser’s CV.

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Department

  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • BS Human Development & Family Studies
  • PhD Human Ecology: Human Development & Family Studies

Affiliations

Education

  • PhD, Human Development & Family Studies, Iowa State University
  • MS, Human Development & Family Studies, Iowa State University
  • BS, Accounting, William Jewell College
  • BA, Economics, William Jewell College

Contact

Office: 4132 Nancy Nicholas Hall

Email: qriser@wisc.edu

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