Academic Interests

  • adolescent sexuality and sexual behavior, romantic/sexual relationship development, innovative methods of data collection for sensitive behavior, complex and longitudinal data analysis.


  • Adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health
  • Development of romantic/sexual relationships in adolescence and young adulthood, and their association with sexuality and sexual health
  • Solo and partnered sexual behaviors
  • Complex and longitudinal data analysis
  • Innovative and participant-centered research/data collection methods
  • Sexuality and disability


Family Medicine, Sociology
PhD, Purdue University, Sociology, 2005
MS, Purdue University, Sociology, 2001
BA, Miami University, American Studies, 1999
BA, Miami University, Sociology, 1999