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Lauren Papp

Expert on intimate relationships and their connections with child, adult, and family health and well-being; Health behaviors and risks (including substance use)

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies; Associate Dean for Research, School of Human Ecology School of Human Ecology Work: 608-262-8611 Home page Twitter: @UWCouplesLab


  • Couple- and family-based research methodologies
  • Assessment of prescription drug use and misuse; relating prescription drug behavior to predictors and consequences
  • Conflict in romantic relationships
  • Breastfeeding and family well-being


  • Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology, 2022-present
  • Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family and Community, 2017-2022
  • Member, Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Review Panel, National Institute of Health
  • University Committee Member (2020-2023) and Chair (2022-2023)
  • Vilas Associate Award, 2013-2015