Dr Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet

Assistant Professor

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Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at North Carolina State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Dr. Cryer-Coupet’s program of research focuses on parenting practices and their impacts on family health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Her current research, funded by the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, explores the experiences and needs of nonresident fathers with children living in formal and informal kinship care. This line of research was inspired by her social work practice experience with relative caregivers. Dr. Cryer-Coupet is the Co-PI of the Black Families Project (BFP), a national dyadic survey of 1,000 Black adolescents and their primary caregivers. The BFP was designed with the goal of understanding the psychological and physical health of Black caregivers and their adolescent children with a focus on family socialization and communication within our current sociopolitical climate. Dr. Cryer-Coupet teaches courses on Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Research Methods and Program Evaluation in the MSW program.