Graduate Student Productivity

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

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 30 UConn HDFS graduate students have presented over 66 presentations of their research at conferences nationally, from San Diego, CA to Philadelphia, PA, and around the world in countries that include China, Greece, Italy, and Australia. They have also published their research in journals from a range of disciplines, including adolescent development, family studies, cultural psychology, nutrition education, and gender studies.  


Conference Presentations


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

  • American Psychological Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • International Conference for Adoption Research
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society for Cross Cultural Research
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Society of Research on Child Development
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health


Journal Publications


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

  • American Journal of Preventative Medicine
  • Appetite
  • Child Development
  • Family Process
  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Community Society
  • Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
  • Journal of School Psychology
  • Parenting: Science and Practice
  • Substance Use and Misuse


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.