Menu Close

Tanya Rouleau Whitworth

Research Scientist at the Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Research Scientist for the Sibling Aggression and Abuse Research and Advocacy Initiative at the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center

I study families, parenting, mental health, and sexuality, with a focus on the well-being of children and adolescents. Most of my projects involve statistical analysis of survey data, but I also collaborate on mixed methods projects.

My work has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

In my dissertation, Parents as School Supplies: How Support from Mothers and Fathers Contributes to Inequality in College, I examined how the range of support college students report receiving from their mothers and fathers varies by gender, social class, and race/ethnicity. I considered, in turn, how different types of parental support affect degree completion.

I also have ongoing collaborative research projects in three areas: (1) sibling dynamics; (2) the support college students give to and get from their families; and (3) social networks, academic success, and well-being in law school.


  • 2023–present
    Research Scientist, University of New Hampshire
  • 2022–2023
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University