Kari Adamsons, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies (Affiliate)


Research Overview

My primary research foci are parenting, particularly fathering, and couple relationship processes. I am interested in the ways in which these family roles are associated with adults’ and children’s mental and physical health. I also design and evaluate parent education and intervention programs (e.g., ACT Raising Safe Kids, an anti-violence parent education program; the UConn Parent Education Program, a program for divorcing parents in the state of CT; Cooperative Kids, a parent education program focusing on positive discipline). Recently, I have begun research regarding the influence of fathers on children’s obesity, and I plan to expand that work, looking particularly at the influence of nonresident fathers and the development of programs for fathers targeting the prevention of child obesity.

Education

PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Human Development and Family Studies)
MS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Human Development and Family Studies)
BA, College of William and Mary (Psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emailkari.adamsons@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.8971
Mailing AddressDepartment of Human Development and Family Studies
348 Mansfield Road, Unit 1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058
Office LocationFamily Studies Building