Catherine Walker ONeal, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Assistant Research Scientist

107 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4922

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Psychology The University of Georgia 2006
M.S. Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy Auburn University 2008
Ph.D. Child and Family Development The University of Georgia 2011


Dr. O'Neal's major research interests include development over the life course and cumulative life experiences that are influential in health and well-being outcomes. Her research focuses primarily on the adolescent life stage and unique populations typically deemed as vulnerable, such as miltiary families and racial/ethnic minorities as well as longitudinal data sets that allow the exploration of precursors to positive health outcomes.