The CARE Lab is appreciative of our colleagues who work with us to advance the field of relationship and marriage education.

Francesca Adler Baeder

Auburn University, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Adler Baeder is a co-editor of the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. She is also co-author of the couple's education curriculum, ELEVATE: Taking your Relationship to the Next Level, that we are currently pilot testing.

Chalandra Bryant

University of Georgia, Human Development and Family Science

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.

Chelsea Garneau

University of Missouri, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Garneau is co-authoring manuscripts examining how decisions married and remarried couples make around money management are associated with relationship interactions and well-being.

Mellissa Gordon

University of Delaware, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Gordon is a co-author on a manuscript exploring the association between adolescent females onset of dating and sexual involement and the nature of their communications about sex and relationships with their parents.

Tara Jordan

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.

Robert Nielsen

University of Georgia, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Project: Dr. Nielsen is the Co-PI 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

University of Missouri, Human Development and Family Studies

Project: Dr. Schramm was the Co-PI 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.

Felicia Tuggle

Savannah State University, Department of Social Work

Project: Dr. Tuggle is a co-author on manuscripts examining the efficacy of the Georgia Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), a federally funded project offering relationship and sex education aimed at delaying sexual activity and reducing pregnancy and STI risk among at-risk youth.