Gay and Bisexual Fathers Study
University of Virginia, Collaboration with Dr. Charlotte Patterson
The purpose of this worldwide longitudinal internet based study was to gain insight into the diversity of gay/bisexual fathers and their families. The goal of the study was to examine the many ways families headed by gay/bisexual fathers have been created, explore how families function, and learn about the relationship between partners.
Adult Children of Gay and Bisexual Fathers Study
University of Virginia, Collaboration with Dr. Charlotte
Joint Custody and Child Development Study
University of Virginia, Collaboration with Dr. Robert Emery, Jenna Rowen, Bailey Ocker, Dr. Daniel Potter, & Yishan Xu
What constitutes the best, or least damaging, living arrangements for very young children whose parents live apart? Scientific and legal controversies are growing about whether infants and toddlers whose parents live apart should spend overnights away from their primary attachment figure. Unfortunately, very little research has been conducted on the living arrangements and well-being of very young children. In a series of studies, we hope to shed light on this question.
Sexual Minority Reproductive and Sexual Health Study
University of Virginia, Collaboration with Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Dr. Rachel Riskind, & Bernadette Blanchfield
In this series of studies, we will assess reproductive and sexual health among sexual minority youth. In addition we aim to understand risk and protective factors for reproductive health among members of this vulnerable population.
Lesbian Mother Study
Dowling College, Collaboration with Dr. Suzanne Johnson & Dr. Elizabeth O'Conner
The purpose of this internet based study was to gain insight into the experiences of co-parenting lesbian mothers. The goal of this study was to examine how these mothers formed families, and how, once formed, their families functioned.
Feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions at Tornello at Virginia dot edu