Lab Leadership

Jennifer Hardesty, Ph.D.

Dr. Hardesty is advancing the understanding of intimate partner violence, separation/divorce, and parenting after separation. Through studying how different types of violence during marriage relate to different co-parenting experiences and health outcomes after separation, she will be able to inform prevention and intervention efforts with divorcing parents.

You can learn more about Dr. Hardesty’s work by visiting her faculty webpage or reading her recent publications.

Brian Ogolsky, Ph.D.

Dr. Ogolsky examines how relational partners maintain healthy romantic relationships across the life course as well as the ways in which law and policy influence daily family life. His work has the potential to inform practitioners and promote policy initiatives designed to enhance family dynamics.

You can learn more about Dr. Ogolsky’s work by visiting his faculty webpage or reading his recent publications.

Project Coordinator

Emily Charvat, Ph.D.

Dr. Charvat is a post-doctoral scholar in the Human Development & Family Studies department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and serves as the coordinator for the ASAP Project. Her research examines the influence of context on individuals’ romantic relationship processes, particularly the impact of family-of-origin experiences & healthy relationship education/programming.

You can learn more about Dr. Charvat’s work by visiting her website or reading her recent publications.