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Dr. William Mills-Koonce

Photo of Dr. William Mills-KoonceDr. William Mills-Koonce (Human Development and Family Studies) received continued funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Integrating Demography and Biosocial Stress Models of LGBTI Family Formation.” The current research will use both secondary data analyses of longitudinal national datasets such as the U.S. Census and American Community Survey to examine within-state changes in rates of LG family structures over the past 10 years and how these changes correlate with state-level sociopolitical climates and public policies pertinent to LG family formation. The abstract further states that this will be followed by a pilot study that will explicitly examine how sociopolitical and ecological factors are associated with decisions regarding family formation and LG family functioning as mediated by individual mental health, relationship stability, and stress load.