I joined the Couples and Sexual Health Research Lab as an experimental psychology doctoral student in 2020 after completing my Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Human Development at Brigham Young University. My primary research focus is healthy sexual relationships in long-term committed relationships over the life course, primarily in terms of how couples have healthy and satisfying sexual relationships during times of heightened stress (e.g., transition to parenthood—pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage; children leaving the home; unemployment; illness). My aim is to conduct research and provide educational interventions that policy makers and community members can turn to for guidance on how to strengthen sexual relationships during especially challenging periods of life.

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