Meet the Team

Current Team Members

Collaborators

The CARE Lab team has worked collaboratively with several colleagues to advance the research on couples and relationship education.

Francesca Adler Baeder

Auburn University, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Adler Baeder is a co-author on manuscripts evaluating the couple's education curriculum, ELEVATE: Taking your Relationship to the Next Level, which she and Dr. Futris co-authored.

Analisa Arroyo, PhD

University of Georgia, Department of Communication Studies

Project: Dr. Arroyo is co-authoring manuscripts examining the association between health, interpersonal communication, and relational quality.

Chalandra Bryant, PhD

University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development

Project: Dr. Bryant is a co-author on manuscripts examining the influence of social connections, emotional expressions of gratitude, and couple interactions on marital quality.

Jenee Duncan, PhD

University of Florida, Department of Family, Youth and Community Science

Project: Dr. Duncan is co-authoring manuscripts examining coupe and coparenting dynamics and the impact of relationship education on parents who are parenting apart.

Tara Jordan, PhD

Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Hurt is a co-author on manuscripts examining the romantic relationship experiences of low-income African American youth and the influence of youth-focused relationship education on their attitudes and beliefs about relationships.

Jacquelyn Mallette

East Carolina University, Human Development and Family Science

Project: Dr. Mallette is a co-author on manuscripts examining the couple and coparenting relationships of teen parents, unmarried at-risk parents, and foster parent couples.

Robert Nielsen, PhD

University of Alabama, Department of Consumer Sciences

Project: Dr. Nielsen was the Co-PI (while at UGA) on the Healthy Families, Healthy Finances(HFHF) study that examined the association between relationship functioning and financial management practices among a random statewide sample of married individuals across Georgia.

David Schramm, PhD

Utah State University, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development.

Project: Dr. Schramm was the Co-PI (while at the University of Missouri) on the Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) project where, along with our collaborators in North Carolina, Iowa, and Arkansas, we developed and evaluated the efficacy of a training that prepared child welfare professionals to integrate relationship education into their services.

Former Student Team Members (Select)

Name

In Lab

Department Degree
(Graduation)
After Graduation/Current Position
William Stanford Aug '17 - May '22 Human Development and Family Science PhD
(May '22)

Assoc. Priest for Marriage and Family
Founder & Counselor, The Inner Room, LLC

Rebecca Martin Jan '20 - May '23

Psychology
Human Development and Family Science

BS (May '22)
MS (May '23)
Career Development Coordinator, Albany State University
Sophia Coker Aug '22 - May '23 Human Development and Family Science
Minor: Sociology
BS (May '23) MSW Student, The Univerity of Denver
Annabelle Armah Aug '20 - May '21 Psychology
Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS (May '21) PhD Program, Clinical Psychology, University at Albany.
YiYi Dai Aug '19 - May '21 Human Development and Family Science MS (May '21) MBA Student, York University (Toronto, Ontario)
Sol Moreno Sep '19 - Dec '20 Psychology
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS (Dec '20) Psy.D Student, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School
Annika Karlsen Aug '16 - May '20 Human Development and Family Science PhD
(May '20)
Assistant Professor, Converse College
Mark Pettit Aug '17 - May '20 Human Development and Family Science MS (May '20) Director of Extension Programming, Colorado State Univ. Extension
Taylor Hawley Oct '19 - May '20 Psychology
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(May '20)
MS Clinical Counseling Psychology program, Brenau University
Kortney Eisenman Oct '19 - May '20 Psychology BS
(May '20)
MS Program, Applied Psychology Science
Pacific University Oregon
Rachael Nagy May '17 - May '19 Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(May 2020)
MSW Program, School of Social Work
University of Georgia
Kathleen Lewis May '18 - May '19 Psychology BS
(May 2019)
M.Ed. Program, Mental Health Counseling
University of Georgia
Lacy Adamson May '18 - Aug '18 Human Development and Family Science BSFCS
(May '19)
MS Program, Art Therapy
Georgia College and State University
Jenee' Duncan Aug '12 - Aug '18

Human Development and Family Science

PhD
(Aug '18)
Assistant Professor, Univ. of Florida
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Texas State Univ.
Monica Han Jan '17 -
May '18
Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(May '18)
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Virginia Tech
Amira Yanni Jan '17 -
May '17
Psychology BS
(May '17)
MS in Counseling
Dallas Theological Seminary
Evin Richardson Aug '13 - May '17

Human Development and Family Science

PhD
(May '17)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Georgia
Alyssa Brown

Jan '16 -
Dec '16

Human Development and Family Science

BS
(Dec '16)

PhD Program, Department of Sociology
University of Georgia

Jillian Konopa

Jan '16 -
Dec '16

Psychology
Human Development and Family Science
BS
(Dec '16)
MS Program, Sports Psychology
Florida State University
Jacquelyn Mallette Aug '11 - May '16 Human Development and Family Science PhD
(Aug '16)
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Human Development and Family Science
East Carolina University
Taylor Adams Aug '14 - May '16 Human Development and Family Science MS
(Aug '16)
Prevention Specialist
Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, Spartanburg, SC
Betty Godlas May '16 - Aug '16

Human Development and Family Science

BS
(Dec '16)
Coach, Project F.R.E.E.
University of Georgia
Angela Hendricks Jan '16 -
May '16
Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(Dec '16)

Coach, Project F.R.E.E.
University of Georgia

Avery Campbell May '15 - May '16 Psychology
Minor: Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(May '16)
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Virginia Tech
Jacqueline Distefano Sep '15 -
Dec '15
Human Development and Family Science BS
(Dec '15)
Master of Social Work Program
University of Michigan
Tae-Kyoung Lee Sep '13 -
Jul '15
Human Development and Family Science PhD
(Aug '15)
Senior Research Associate
Dept of Public Health Science, Univ. of Miami
Cassidy Miller May '15 -
Jul '15
Psychology BS
(Dec '15)
PsyD Program, GA School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University

Lauren Head

Jan '13 -
May '14
Biology and Psychology BS
(May '16)
College of Medicine
The University of Cincinnati
Allen Barton Jan '12 -
May '12
Human Development and Family Science PhD
(May '13)

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Univ. of Georgia

Megan Lindner Aug '12 - May '13 Psychology BS
(May '13)
Master of Social Work Program
University of Denver
Helen Moser Sep '11 - May '12 Human Development and Family Science BS
(May '12)
Program Specialist
University of Georgia Extension
Tara Sutton Aug '11 - July '13 Human Development and Family Science MS
(May '12)

Doctoral Candidate, Sociology
University of Georgia

Renay Bradley Aug '11 - May '12 Human Development and Family Science Post-doc
(May '12)
Director of Research and Evaluation
Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Sacramento, CA
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