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Family Social Science

Current Graduate Students

Aalaa Alshareef

Aalaa Alshareef
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | alsha085@umn.edu

Research interests:

Families and health | Intrapersonal and intrapsychic dynamics of families who are dealing with chronic health conditions

Sloan Okrey Anderson

Sloan Okrey Anderson
PhD, Family Science | and05516@umn.edu

Research interests:

LGBT emerging adults and Christianity

Kadie Ausherbauer
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | aushe001@umn.edu

Research interests:

Development of self-regulation | Parent-child co-regulation | Micro-level behavioral analyses

Molly Bailey
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | baile798@umn.edu

Research interests:

Trauma | Implementation | Cultural sensitivity in family therapy

Natasha Bell
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | bellx737@umn.edu

Research interests:

Adolescent attachment | Couples and divorce | Emotional regulation

Jacqueline Braughton
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | lapla076@umn.edu

Research interests:

Trauma (post-conflict/natural disaster) and its effects on the family | Grief and loss | Spirituality

Gretchen Buchanan
PhD, Family Science | bucha245@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parent-child dynamics and risk factors

Sarah Burcher
MA/PhD, Family Science | burch184@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family and finances | The role work has on the family | Family financial education | Generational poverty and the working-poor

Kay Burningham
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | burni015@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family relationships | Sexuality, gender, and religion

Qiyue Cai
MA/PhD, Family Science | cai00056@umn.edu

Research interests:

How exposure to highly stressful events impacts children’s development | The protective role of resilience and emotion regulation in preventing early adversity | Ways to promote healthy family relationships that lead to positive health outcomes

Kenzi Callaway
MA/PhD, Family Science | calla487@umn.edu

Research interests:

Intervention and prevention for LGBTQ families and youth

Athena Chan
PhD, Family Science | chan1850@umn.edu

Research interests:

intergenerational relationships | Family dynamics | Family resilience

Jory Catalpa
PhD, Family Science | catal026@umn.edu

Research interests:

Transgender youth | Queer kinship | Ambiguous loss | Family theory | Qualitative methodology

Bosco Cheng
PhD, Family Science | cheng539@umn.edu

Research interests:

The relationship between mental health and the well-being of couple and family relationships in populations affected by traumatic stressors

Lekie Dwanyen
PhD, Family Science | dwany003@umn.edu

Research interests:

Immigrant and refugee family adjustment and wellbeing | Traumatic stress in resettled families

Nusroon Fatiha
MA, Prevention Science | fatih001@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parent child relationships | Family health | Behavioral health | Disease prevention | Health intervention

Renada Goldberg
PhD, Family Science | rmg@umn.edu

Research interests:

African American families | Labor-based social policies | Community-based Participatory Research

Amy Gunty
PhD, Family Science | gunty004@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family strengths and autism

Aditi Gupta
MA/PhD, Family Science | gupta592@umn.edu

Research interests:

Military families | Preventive and interventions studies

Malina Her
PhD, Family Science | her00122@umn.edu

Research interests:

Cultural socialization and ethnic identity | Parenting

Hailey Holmgren
PhD, Family Science | holmg088@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family technology use

Seonghee Hong
PhD, Family Science | hongx178@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parenting philosophy | Parent-child relationships | Parent education | Parent development and adult learning

Aimee Hubbard
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | ahubbard@umn.edu

Research interests:

Couples | Couples help-seeking | Metadata | Sexuality

Vaida Kazlauskaite
PhD, Family Science | kazla007@umn.edu

Research interests:

Integrated behavioral health care

Angela Keyzers
MA/PhD, Family Science | holt0647@umn.edu

Research interests:

Risk factors in adolescents and young adults | The role of the informal mentor in preventing risky behaviors in adolescents and young adults

Rebecca Leaf
PhD, Family Science | leaf0053@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parent-adolescent relationships | Adolescent siblings

SunKyung Lee
PhD, Family Science | leex8614@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family-based prevention/ intervention programs | Bidirectional family relationships | Family studies' research methods

Samantha LeBouef
PhD, Family Science | lebou006@umn.edu

Research interests:

Family relationships and technology | Emerging adults | First-generation college students

Lijun Li
PhD, Family Science | lixx5619@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parenting and developmental psychopathology

Yiting Li
MA/PhD, Family Science | lixx3514@umn.edu

Research interests:

Financial management | Financial stress | Family culture | Family business | Intimate relationships

Current CV


Nancy Lo
PhD, Family Science | loxxx078@umn.edu

Research interests:

Acculturation | Cultural identity development | Multiracial/ generational immigrant families

Alyssa Maples
PhD, Couple and Family Therapy | mapl0009@umn.edu

Research interests:

How meaningful relationships and attachment support self-esteem, exploration, and other areas of development in emerging adults | Mentorship interacting with academic and mental health well-being, pro-social interactions and belonging during college

Joseph Maxwell
MA, Prevention Science | maxwe268@umn.edu

Research interests:

Power dynamics | Extremism | Structural violence | Minorities culture

Quin Morrow
PhD, Family Science | morro214@umn.edu

Research interests:

LGBT health and resiliency

Roun Said
PhD, Family Science | rsaid@umn.edu

Research interests:

Intergenerational trauma | Parenting | Refugee/immigrant families

Olivia Tomfohrde
PhD, Family Science | tomfo016@umn.edu

Research interests:

Trauma in children | Children in the foster care system | Interventions for trauma in children

Jeffrey Warner
PhD, Family Science | warne736@umn.edu

Research interests:

Development impacts | Social change patterns | Socio-ecological systems | Intergenerational dialogue | Peace-building

Anne Williams-Wengerd
PhD, Family Science | will5381@umn.edu

Research interests:

Impact of family, community, and society on mental health | Mental health professional perspectives in the treatment of serious mental illness

Cahya Yunizar
MA | yuniz001@umn.edu

Research interests:

Cultural contexts of couple relationships and relational decision-making

Jingchen Zhang
MA/PhD, Family Science | zhan4936@umn.edu

Research interests:

Parenting interventions | Emotion socialization | Emotion regulation | Trauma and parenting