FACS logo

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-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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Name

In Lab

Department Degree
(Graduation)
After Graduation/Current Position
Annika Karlsen Aug '2016 - May '20 Human Development and Family Science PhD
(May 2020)
Assistant Professor, Converse College
Taylor Hawley Oct '19 - May '20 Psychology BS
(May 2020)
Sarah Dean Oct '19 - May '20 Psychology BS
(May 2020)
Kortney Eisenman Oct '19 - May '20 Pscychology BS
(May 2020)
MS Program, Applied Psychology Science
Pacific University Oregon
Rachael Nagy May '17 - May '19 Human Development and Family Science 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 2019)
Masters Program, Art Therapy
Georgia College and State University
Jenee' Duncan Aug '12 - Aug '18

Human Development and Family Science

PhD
(Aug 2018)
Assistant Professor, Univ. of Florida
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Texas State Univ.
Monica Han Jan '17 -
May '18
Human Development and Family Science BS
(May 2018)
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Virginia Tech
Amira Yanni Jan '17 -
May '17
Psychology BS
(May 2017)
Masters in Counseling
Dallas Theological Seminary
Evin Richardson Aug '13 - May '17

Human Development and Family Science

PhD
(May 2017)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Georgia
Olivia Albritton Jan '16 -
Dec '16

Human Development and Family Science

BS
(Dec 2016)
Alyssa Brown

Jan '16 -
Dec '16

Human Development and Family Science

BS
(Dec 2016)

Doctoral Program, Department of Sociology
University of Georgia

Jillian Konopa

Jan '16 -
Dec '16

Psychology
Human Development and Family Science
BS
(Dec 2016)
Masters Program, Sports Psychology
Florida State University
Tess Ledford Jan '16 -
Dec '16
Human Development and Family Science BS
(Dec 2016)
Jacquelyn Mallette Aug '11 - May '16 Human Development and Family Science PhD
(Aug 2016)
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 2016)
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 2016)
Coach, Project F.R.E.E.
University of Georgia
Anettra Mapp Jan '16 -
Aug '16
Human Development and Family Science BS
(Dec 2016)
Linh Dinh May '16 - Aug '16 Human Development and Family Science BS
(Aug 2016)
Angela Hendricks Jan '16 -
May '16
Human Development and Family Science
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunity (CURO) Assistantship
BS
(Dec 2016)

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 2016)
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Virginia Tech
Jacqueline Distefano Sep '15 -
Dec '15
Human Development and Family Science BS
(Dec 2015)
Master of Social Work Program
University of Michigan
Tae-Kyoung Lee Sep '13 -
Jul '15
Human Development and Family Science PhD
(Aug 2015)
Senior Research Associate
Dept of Public Health Science, Univ. of Miami
Faith Hutton May '15 -
Jul '15
Human Development and Family Science BS
(May 2015)
Cassidy Miller May '15 -
Jul '15
Psychology BS
(Dec 2015)
PsyD Program, GA School of Professional Psychology
Argosy University

Lauren Head

Jan '13 -
May '14
Biology and Psychology BS
(May 2016)
College of Medicine
The University of Cincinnati
Allen Barton Jan '12 -
May '12
Human Development and Family Science PhD
(May 2013)

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

Megan Lindner Aug '12 - May '13 Psychology BS
(May 2013)
Master of Social Work Program
University of Denver
Helen Moser Sep '11 - May '12 Human Development and Family Science BS
(May 2012)
Program Specialist
University of Georgia Extension
Tara Sutton Aug '11 - July '13 Human Development and Family Science MS
(May 2012)

Doctoral Candidate, Sociology
University of Georgia

Renay Bradley Aug '11 - May '12 Human Development and Family Science Post-doc
(May 2012)
Director of Research and Evaluation
Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Sacramento, CA

Former Student Spotlight

Jacquelyn Mallette is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University, and recently published a manuscript in the journal, Family Relations.

Jump to top