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Join Our Team

We'll give you experience in applied research and programming. We welcome motivated and dependable students to join our research team.

Why Get Involved

  • You're interested in going to graduate school and you need research experience
  • You're seeking a career where you conduct and use research to develop programs
  • You want to help youth and adults develop healthy relationships

What You'll Do

  • Review and summarize research literature
  • Contribute to program design and implementation
  • Assist with data collection, coding, entry, and analyses
  • Co-author evaluation reports and papers


  • Minumum GPA of 3.25
  • Coursework in HDFS or other relevant classes required
  • Completion of a research methods course preferred
  • Must be able to commit at least 6 hours a week (2 credit hours)

Undergraduate Spotlights

  • Abigail Scott Gilbert, Psychology (Class of 2024). Recieved a CURO Summer Research Fellowship (2022) to support her research project "The Impact of COVID-19 on Couple Relationships Before and Following Relationship Education."
  • Annabelle Armah, HDFS/Psychology (Class of 2021). Poster presented at 2021 CURO Symposium, "Changes in Coparenting Quality Following the Together We Can Program: The Moderating Effects of Race and Maternal Distress."
  • Hayley Cohen, Psychology (Class of 2020). Poster presented at 2019 CURO Symposium, "Changes in financial distress and relationship quality following a couple relationship and financial literacy program."
  • Rachel Nagey, Psychology (Class of 2019). Poster presented at 2019 Southeastern Conference on Family Relations, "Variations in Coparenting and Parenting Functioning Among At-risk Couples Following Participation in Couples Relationship Education."
  • Monica Han, HDFS (Class of 2018). Poster presented at 2018 CURO Symposium , "The association between program fidelity and impact: How facilitator engagement and program adherence influence couples following relationship education."
  • Lauren Head, Biology & Psychology (Class of 2016). Poster presented at 2014 CURO Symposium , "Differences between Cohabiting and Non-cohabiting Couples Who Participated in Premarital Education."
  • Helen Moser, HDFS (Class of 2012). Supported training and technical assistance efforts of state funded teen pregnancy prevention program.

See where former students who teamed-up with the lab went after graduation.


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