Couples and Families

beach

Beach, Steven R.H.

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology
Co-Director, Center for Family Research
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | srhbeach@uga.edu
Research Interests include Family, Epigenetics, Inflammation, Obesity, Substance Abuse
Birch

Birch, Leann

Professor, Food and Nutrition
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include Development of Eating Behavior, Self-Regulation, Obesity/Familial Influence, Infancy, Childhood

Brody

Brody, Gene

Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include processes linked with academic and psychological competence among children, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships and adolescent classroom experiences

bryant

Bryant, Chalandra

Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include marital relationships of newlywed African American couples, impact of distinct stressors expressed by African Americans and inter-relationship between health and marriage among African Americans.

Lillian Eby

Eby, Lillian

Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Professor, Department of Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | leby@uga.edu

Research Interests include Occupational Health, Workforce Development, Mentoring, Work/Family, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Implementation Science

Samp

Samp, Jennifer

Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jasamp@uga.edu

Research Interests include romantic relationships, family interactions, conflict and military re-integration

SimonsLeslie

Simons, Leslie

Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | lgsimons@uga.edu

Research Interests include family, life course, aging, crime and law

SimonsRonald

Simons, Ron

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | rsimons@uga.edu

Research Interests include social psychology, medical sociology, family, life course and aging

Emilie Smith

Smith, Emilie

Department Head, Family and Consumer Sciences
Janette McGarity Barber Distinguished Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | Emilie.Smith@uga.edu

Research Interests include family, care-giving approaches, role of community-based after school settings and factors that influence child and youth development

wickrama

Wickrama, Kandauda A.

Georgia Athletic Association Endowed Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | wickrama@uga.edu

Research Interests include life course, health outcomes, marriage and work