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  • Kim Gans interviewed in Vice News article
    Professor Kim Gans was interviewed for and quoted in a September 23 Vice News article about How to Fix One of the Worst Healthy Food ‘Deserts’ in America. Read the article here.
    Posted on October 13, 2021
  • Samantha (Guarneri) Kaishian, HDFS Alumni Spotlight, October 2021
      Samantha graduated from UConn in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). As an undergraduate student she had two very formative experiences that started her on a path toward becoming a healthcare researcher. One was working as a research assistant with Dr. Keith Bellizzi, primarily focused on a study […]
    Posted on October 5, 2021
  • Sydney Klein, MA, HDFS Graduate Student Spotlight, October 2021
      Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo in 2019 and received a Master’s in Psychology from New York University in 2021. She joined the HDFS program in 2021 to work with Dr. Alaina Brenick to examine youth victimization and discrimination experiences in various contexts. Sydney is also interested in […]
    Posted on October 1, 2021
  • Ryan Watson, HDFS Faculty Spotlight, October 2021
    Ryan was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor effective August, 2021!   Dr. Ryan Watson studies the health and well-being of sexual and gender diverse (SGD) youth and young adults. Coming from a family with no college graduates, he began his research career when he spotted a flyer that advertised a research opportunity. The flyer […]
    Posted on October 1, 2021