Collegiate Affiliation

Professor Claire Kamp Dush is Professor of Sociology and and co-director of the Development Core at the Minnesota Population Center. She is a family demographer who studies intimate relationships and their intersection with human development. She is the principal investigator of two population health data collections; one funded by NICHD - the National Couples' Health and Time Study (with Dr. Wendy Manning) and the other by NIA - the third repeated cross-section of the Work and Family Life Study (with Dr. Miles Taylor). Dr. Kamp Dush is a member of the NIH CSR Social Sciences and Population Studies B study section. She is a passionate teacher and mentor who was awarded the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at The Ohio State University. She enjoys reading for fun, exercising, and spending time with her four children and her husband.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

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


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