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Dissertation Title: 
Examining Family Processes as Links between Childhood Economic Disadvantage and Adulthood Common Couple Violence

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia in the department of Sociology with a Master's degree in Human Development and Family Science. My research is focused on the familial (e.g child abuse, negative parenting practices, interparental violence) and social influences (e.g. racial discrimination, economic hardship) of crime and violence as well as deviance and health risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults. I am particularly interested in family violence and violence against women, including sexual violence and intimate partner violence, as well as normative aspects of intimate relationships. I am proficient in several advanced statistical techniques including structural equation modeling, dyadic data analysis, latent class and transition analysis, and growth curve modeling.

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Dissertation Committee (External): 
Chalandra Bryant