Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
Topics of Expertise:
Children / Fertility,Reproduction & Sexual Health / Gender & Sexuality / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Public Policy / Transition - Adolescents to Adulthood / Transition - Couples to Parenting / Work & Family
Ann Meier is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. Professor Meier studies adolescence and the transition to adulthood. One of her research projects, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focuses on how relationships in adolescence help to prepare youth for strong relationships as adults. In another project, Professor Meier examines the consequences of teen sexual activity on attitudes and values and mental health. In other projects, Professor Meier examines what promotes or inhibits achievement and physical and sexual health during the transition to adulthood. With collaborators, she also studies sexual health issues in China and Tanzania.