2020 - 2022
This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, explores teens’ communication with their fathers about sex and relationships in order to support the development of an effective intervention.
2020 - 2020
This study compares parents’ communication with their teens about sex and dating, and their monitoring of their teens’ behavior, before and during COVID-19.
2019 - 2021
This study is the first in-depth, longitudinal examination of teen-parent sexuality communication over three periods of adolescent developmental.
2017 - 2019
Family communication about sex can reduce risky sexual behaviors, but most studies focus only on the teen-parent dyad.
2006 - 2009
Racial/ethnic self-identification can vary over time and place, in other words, some adolescents of mixed ancestry report different single-race or mixed-race identifications at different times and in different situations.This report seeks to explore whether adolescents of mixed-ancestryhave particularstrengths or weaknesses compared within their single-race-reporting peers.
2016 - 2017
This project was an in-depth qualitative investigation of teen/parent communication about sex and relationships, which provides an in-depth look at families participating in the evaluation of middle school education program. It included interviews with 32 teen/parent pairs who are participants in the Get Real middle school sex education program.
2013 - 2016
This investigation explored continuity and change in teen-family sexuality communication over teens' transition to high school.
2011 - 2014
This project was a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.
2017 - 2018
This project focused on how young adolescents use social media and the related health effects.
2016 - 2018
This study addressed the potential of maternal and paternal parenting processes to reduce high risk of early sex and teen pregnancy for offspring of teen parents.