Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science, George Mason University
Topics of Expertise:
Immigrant, Mixed Status & Transnational Families / Loss & Resiliency within Families / Public Policy / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Trauma and Disaster
Bethany Letiecq is an associate professor of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) whose work focuses on community-based participatory research, family health, trauma, and resilience. She received her Ph.D. degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1999. She was a founding faculty member of the HDFS program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Family Relations, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Journal of Counseling and Development, Fathering, Health Education and Behavior, and Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. She currently conducts community-based participatory and action research in partnership with Latino immigrant families. Her collaborative research focuses on trauma, family reunification, resilience and family health, with an emphasis on the ways in which policies and institutional practices facilitate or hinder family well-being.