Current Members of the Research Group

Samantha L. Tornello

- Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

  • The role of fathers in children's development
  • Family processes and issues among lesbian, gay and bisexual populations
  • The role that family structure plays in fmaily functioning
  • Parental sexual orientation and children's development, with a special emphasis on gay fathers
Prior Education:
  • BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • MA, Adelphi University
  • MA, University of Virginia
Bernadette Blanchfield

Bernadette Blanchfield - Graduate Student

Research Interests:

  • LGBT family formation, reproductive health, and public policy
  • Infertility among sexual minority individuals
  • Access to and quality of reproductive services for sexual minority individuals and same-sex couples
  • Psychosocial influences on LGBT prospective parents' decisions and experiences in family planning
Prior Education:
  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jason Sumontha

Jason Sumontha - Graduate Student

Research Interests:

  • Same sex couples, parenting and families
  • Adoption
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Adolescent development
Prior Education:
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities