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UConn Rated a "TOP 10" HDFS Graduate Program! (See ranking of HDFS programs in North America)

  • Laura Mauldin profiled in STAT News
    Associate Professor Laura Mauldin was recently profiled in STAT News in their “Living With” series, which “explores the contours of life with chronic illness, from the prelude to diagnosis to new patterns of living, to wrestling with big questions about illness and health”. Read the article here.
    Posted on March 7, 2023
  • Alaina Brenick’s project funded by UConn JEDI Research Initiative
    Congratulations to AssociateProfessor Alaina Brenick, whose project, Validating a measure of school-based interpersonal and institutional discrimination experienced by transgender and gender non-binary youth was funded by the UConn Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Research Initiative.
    Posted on March 7, 2023
  • Annelieses Lapides, HDFS Alumni Spotlight, March 2023
    Anneliese graduated from UConn in 2020 with a B.A. in HDFS and a B.S. in Biological Sciences. As a pre-med student who hoped to become a pediatrician, she added an HDFS major in order to foster an understanding of physical, social, and emotional child development. By pursuing HDFS, she was able to emphasize the multidisciplinary […]
    Posted on March 1, 2023
  • Suge Zhang, HDFS Graduate Student Spotlight, March 2023
    Suge Zhang is a first-year PhD student working with Dr. Charles Super as an advisor. Her primary interest lies in how race, ethnicity, and culture interact to affect the experiences of Asian and Asian American parents and children. In particular, she is interested in ethnic-racial socialization among Asian immigrant families from an intergenerational perspective. Another […]
    Posted on February 28, 2023
  • Vida Samuel, HDFS Faculty Spotlight, March 2023
    Vida Samuel came to UConn Stamford in 2016 as an adjunct professor while leading a communication consulting business for women new to leadership positions. She has been an Assistant Professor in Residence in HDFS since 2018. Vida is a scholar in women’s studies and intercultural communication and received her master’s in speech and interpersonal communication […]
    Posted on February 28, 2023
  • Rebecca Puhl featured in several outlets discussing weight stigma
    Rebecca Puhl was featured in several outlets discussing weight stigma: NBC News: Interviewed on weight stigma, health, and weight loss The Nourished Child Podcast: Weight stigma in youth WBUR-FM: Stigma and ‘fat shaming’ can fuel depression and increase obesity Bloomberg: Obesity drugs for kids? Why new guidelines make sense Business Insider: Weight discrimination may shorten […]
    Posted on February 27, 2023