Dr. Fish Receives the Summer 2019 UMD Research and Scholarship Award
Family Science Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Fish received a Summer 2019 Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) in support of her research regarding the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities. RASA supports faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity while also enhancing graduate student mentoring. It also encourages fellowship proposal writing, ensures accountability, and increases visibility of faculty achievement. The RASA will assist Dr. Fish in her academic pursuits as well as provide enrichment to the graduate student experience within the Department of Family Science.
The Family Science department is excited to see Dr. Fish continue the advancement of Family Science research with the RASA award.
Dr. Jessica Fish join the Department of Family Science in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Fish is a human development and family science scholar whose research focuses on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities (i.e., lesbian/gay, bisexual, and transgender people) and their families. Broadly, Dr. Fish studies the sociocultural and interpersonal factors that shape the development and health of sexual and gender minority youth and adults. Her overarching goal is to identify modifiable factors that contribute to sexual and gender minority health disparities in order to inform developmentally-sensitive policies, programs, and prevention strategies that promote the health of sexual and gender minority people and their families across the life course.