Claire M Kamp Dush

Professor Claire Kamp Dush is Professor of Sociology and an affiliate of the Minnesota Population Center. She is an expert on family functioning, including marriage and cohabitation, and its intersection with human development. She is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families; International Association for Relationship Research; National Council on Family Relations; and the Population Association of America.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2005.
  • M.S.: Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2002.
  • B.S.: Human Development & Family Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1999.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Family & Life Course
  • Population Health
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Intimacy & Sexuality
  • Gender & Work
  • Sex & Gender Minorities and Health
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Editorial Boards: Journal of American Psychology, Journal of Family Theory & Review, Journal of Social & Personal Relationships
  • Member: American Sociological Association, Council on Contemporary Families, International Association for Relationship Research, International Association for Time Use Research, National Council on Family Relations, Population Association of America

Research

  • The National Couples’ Health and Time Study: The largest population representative, fully powered study of same and different-gender couples in the United States. The data include both survey data on health, stigma, discrimination, and intimate relationships, and time diary data.
  • The Work and Family Life Study: Examines how marriage has changed over the past forty years for different-gender couples, and establishes a baseline for same-gender marriage.
  • Romantic Relationships: Examines how romantic relationship experiences and transitions shape individual development, including both adult and child development.
  • The All-or-Nothing Marriage?: Examines marital functioning and health among individuals in same and different-gender marriages.
  • Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Minority Health Disparities in the United States:
Publications
Awards
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • Featured Teacher, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • Most Significant Influence on Undergraduate Recognition, College of Education & Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, 2016 - 2018
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education & Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Scholar of the Year Award, Department of Human Development & Family Science, The Ohio State University, 2011
  • B.S. conferred with Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • Orville G. Bentley Undergraduate Research Award, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999