Graduate Student Productivity

Our graduate students take great pride in the work that they share with the academic community!

In the 2016-2017 academic year, 31 UConn HDFS graduate students have presented their research at conferences nationally, from Washington, DC to Long Beach, CA, and around the world in countries that include Korea, Spain, Lithuania, and New Zealand.  They also have published their research in journals in a range of disciplines, including child development, family studies, cultural psychology, and gender studies.    

Conference Presentations


Current graduate students have presented their work at regional, national, and international conferences, including:

  • American Association of Family Consumer Sciences
  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Conference for Adoption Research
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Society of Research on Child Development
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health


Graduate students in HDFS choose to write dissertations on a wide variety of topics, which reflect the diversity of research areas within the program. A list of completed dissertations can be viewed here.

Journal Publications


Current graduate students have published in many top peer reviewed journals, including:
  • Child Development
  • Counseling and Values
  • Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Family Relations
  • International Journal of Intercultural Relations
  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Communications Research
  • Journal of Feminist Therapy
  • Journal of Human Sciences Extension
  • Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Parenting: Science and Practice
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Youth and Society