Kelly Cichy | McNair Scholars Program | Kent State University

Kelly Cichy

Kelly Cichy

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I received my B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University and a Master's and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. My research examines the links between social relationships and health via two-related lines of inquiry. My first line of inquiry seeks to understand the health implications of stressful experiences involving family (e.g., conflict, social support demands), particularly within African American families. My second line of inquiry focuses on family relationships in later life and explores how experiences in this tie have implications for both aging parents and their adult children. Across both lines of inquiry, my research combines different methodological approaches, including videotaped observations and daily diary procedures, to better understand how negative relational experiences influence health and well-being during adulthood. Additionally, my research program offers opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in research outside of the classroom. I currently serve as the Faculty Coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program. I am a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the American Psychological


Job Title

Associate Professor