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.