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Assistant Professor, Family Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health


Dr. Jessica 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. Dr. Fish earned her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Purdue University Calumet, her Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, and is currently finishing a three year postdoctoral research fellowship in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas. Broadly, Dr. Fish studies the sociocultural and interpersonal factors that shape the development and health of sexual and gender minorities in the U.S. Her overarching goal is to identify modifiable factors that contribute to sexual and gender minority health disparities in order to inform developmentally-sensitive policies and programs that promote the health of sexual and gender minority people and their families across the life course.