I am an Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies at Colorado State University. I am a developmental psychologist with primary interests in family processes, parenting, and child and adolescent development. My research program is broadly focused on exploring how and why family relationships matter. I am particularly intrigued by the mechanisms through which both positive and negative qualities of the marital relationship predict adolescent health. Much of my work has focused on the biological and physiological ways that our bodies respond to stressful experiences as a factor linking marital conflict exposure to negative physical and mental health outcomes for adolescents. You can visit my website at http://frdl.colostate.edu/ to learn more about me and see my CV.