Graduate Student Productivity

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

During the 2021-2022 academic year, UConn HDFS graduate students began traveling again to disseminate their research. In fact, between virtual and in-person conferences, our students presented over 45 research presentations around the country, from New Haven to Puerto Rico to Washington, and around the world, including in Ireland and Greece. They also have more than 90 publications in books and journals from a range of disciplines, including adolescent development, family sciences, cultural psychology, public health, and gender and sexuality studies.  
Sydney Klein presenting poster at SBM Conference 2022


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

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society for Prevention Research
  • Society for Cross Cultural Research
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health
Students reading publications


Current graduate students have published in many top peer-reviewed journals, including:

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Family Theory & Review
  • Journal of Public Health
  • Journal of Sex Research
  • Journal of School Violence
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • LGBT 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.