Faculty and Staff
Sunhye Bai researches daily family processes that shape adolescent development, with a focus on family-based risk and protective factors for youth internalizing problems.
Professor-in-Charge, Undergraduate Programs
Bo Cleveland’s interests center around individual differences in substance use and abuse as well as how individuals’ characteristics modify the impact of experiences on substance use and addictive behaviors.
Director, Methodology Center
Dr. Collins is a methodologist and intervention scientist. She is the primary developer of the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions. She has worked in both prevention and treatment.
Dr. Crowley a prevention scientist investigating how to optimize investments in healthy development—with a focus on preventive strategies to reduce substance misuse and delinquent behavior.
Karl R. and Diane Wendle Fink Early Career Professor for the Study of Families
Pennsylvania State University
Lynn Martire’s research aims to identify the ways in which close relationships in adulthood affect health and chronic illness management, and the effects of chronic illness on close relationships.
Marc McCann's priority is to prepare undergraduate students for internships and careers in human services via coursework (455, 490, 495A, 495B) and connections with alumni and other professionals in the field.
Director, Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Network on Child Protection and Wellbeing
Principal Investigator NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children
Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D., is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and PI of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children.
Zita Oravecz's research work has been focused on developing and disseminating innovative computational and statistical techniques for addressing questions related to emotional and cognitive functioning and development.
Studies education inequality and policy tools for its remediation.
Dr. Tornello has three major research interests: Family, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The majority her work has focused on the role of family composition and parental sexual orientation and gender in the family system.