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Families and Health Research

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Jacquelyn Benson, PhD
Associate Professor, State Specialist for HES Extension
Intimate relationships in later life; family caregiving at end-of-life
Brenda Lohman, PhD
Professor & Interim Dean
Adolescence and young adulthood; families and health
Kale Monk, PhD
Assistant Professor & State Specialist for HES Extension
Antecedents and consequences of relationship instability; romantic relationship processes during life transitions; military couples and mental health across the deployment-reintegration cycle
Christine Proulx, PhD
Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair
Associations between adults’ close relationships and their personal well-being; close relationships in mid and later life; analysis of dyads over time; contextual influences on adults’ close relationships
Russell Ravert, PhD
Associate Professor
Child and adolescent health and well-being; risk attitudes and behaviors during emerging adulthood; transitioning to adulthood with chronic illness