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Claire Kamp Dush

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Human Development and Family Science

(614) 247-2126
kamp-dush.1@osu.edu

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Biography

Claire Kamp Dush is associate professor of Human Sciences and Sociology (by courtesy appointment), an active affiliate of the Institute for Population Research and graduate studies chair of the graduate program in Human Development and Family Science.

She received her undergrad in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my masters and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.  She has been trained across several social science disciplines.

She is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families, International Association for Relationship Research, National Council on Family Relations, and the Population Association of America.

Education

  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies (Gerontology Minor), Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • BS, Human Development and Family Studies (French Minor), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

Research Interests

Research Summary

Kamp Dush is an interdisciplinary relationship scientist and family demographer. She is researching a variety of datasets and projects. Further, her students’ research interests also dictate what she works on. Overall, her main research areas include: 1) understanding romantic relationship quality and stability longitudinally, and 2) examining how romantic relationship experiences and transitions shape individual development, including both adult and child development. She also has projects examining union formation across cohorts, the deinstitutionalization of marriage, and the role of chaos in the family. Datasets she or her students might work with to examine their research questions include:

In September 2018, she was awarded as principal investigator a grant titled Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Minority Health Disparities in the United States from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (1R01HD094081-01A1). The grant is for the first population-representative, multi-method, fully-powered study of cohabiting and married couples in both different and same-gender couples called the National Couples’ Health and Time Study. Her team will recruit 2690 US adults aged 18 to 60 who are cohabiting or married to same- and different-gender partners, along with their partners. The sample will include an oversample of respondents of color. They will collect survey and time-diary data on family functioning, emotion regulation, stigma, discrimination, physical and psychological health, and health behaviors. The data will take about two years to collect. Learn more here.

Large, secondary datasets:

  1. Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
  2. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979
  3. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997
  4. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults
  5. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  6. The Marital Instability Over the Life Course
  7. National Survey of Families and Households

Primary dataset:

  1. The New Parents Project : The New Parents Project is a study of dual-earner families in Central Ohio experiencing their initial transition to parenthood. This longitudinal study of 182 couples includes five waves. Data was collected in the form of self-report questionnaires, video-taped couple and parent-child interactions, and time-diaries. This study was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This project is co-led by Dr. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and Kamp Dush.

Honors

  • 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
  • 2011 Scholar of the Year Award, Department of Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University
  • 1999 B.S. conferred with Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1999 Orville G. Bentley Undergraduate Research Award, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selected Grants

  • 9/2018 - 4/2023, Principal Investigator.  Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Minority Health Disparities in the United States. Research Project Grant (R01). Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health (1R01HD094081-01A1). Total costs:  $2,350,545.
  • 5/2015 - 11/2016, Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: Galena K. Rhoades. Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets.  Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Total costs:  $100,000.
  • 9/2007 - 8/2012, Principal Investigator. The Predictors and Consequences of Cohabitation Dissolution versus Divorce. K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award: Population Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (1K01HD056238-01). Total costs: $581,717.
  • 9/2010 - 7/2011, Co-Principal Investigator with Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan. Genetic and environmental contributions to infant socioemotional health and stress responses. Sub-project of the Initiative in Population Research's Population Research Center Grant awarded to The Ohio State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R24 HD058484). Total costs: $60,147.
  • 7/2008 - 6/2009, Co-Principal Investigator with Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan. The Relationship Contexts of Fathering Behavior Across the Transition to Parenthood in Cohabiting and Married Couples. Sub-project of the Initiative in Population Research's Population Research Center Grant awarded to The Ohio State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R21 HD047943-01). Total costs: $74,139.
  • 7/2008 - 6/2009, Co-investigator. Principal Investigator: Jean M. Gerard. Couple Relationship Quality and Child Adjustment in Married and Cohabiting Families: The Mediating and Moderating Roles of Mothers' and Fathers' Parenting. National Center for Marriage Research Internal Small Grant, Bowling Green State University. Total costs: $9962.
  • 3/2007 - 12/2008, Principal Investigator. Family Structure Change and the Health and Well-Being of Adults and Children. Population and Health Targeted Investment in Excellence Initiative, The Ohio State University. Direct costs: $30,005.
  • 7/2007 - 6/2008, Principal Investigator. Family Structure Change and the Health and Well-Being of Adults and Children. Sub-project of the Initiative in Population Research's Population Research Center Grant awarded to The Ohio State University, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R21 HD047943-01). Total costs: $7475.
  • 4/1998 - 4/1999, Principal Investigator. College students' sexual behavior and attitudes: The influence of religiosity, communication with parents, and parents' religious and sexual attitudes. University of Illinois Jonathan Baldwin Turner Undergraduate Research Program. Total costs: $220

Selected Publications

  1. Olsavsky, A.Yan, J., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (In Press). New fathers’ perceptions of dyadic adjustment: The roles of maternal gatekeeping and coparenting closeness. Family Process.
  2. Olsavsky, A.Berrigan, M. N., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Brown, G. L., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Johnson, S. Kamp Dush, C. M. (In Press). Paternal Stimulation and Father-Infant Attachment. Attachment and Human Development. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2019.1589057
  3. Lee, J., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Feng, X., Gerhardt, M. L., Kamp Dush, C. M. (In Press). Measurement invariance of maternal gatekeeping across time and reporters. In B. L. Volling & N. Cabrera (Eds.), Advancing research and measurement on fathering and children’s development. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.
  4. Kamp Dush, C. M., Arocho, R., Mernitz, S., & Bartholomew, K. (2018). The intergenerational transmission of partnering. PLoS ONE, 13, 1 – 19.
  5. Kamp Dush, C. M., Jang, B., & Snyder, A. (2018). A cohort comparison of predictors of young adult union formation and dissolution in the US. Advances in Life Course Research, 38, 37-49.
  6. Arocho, R., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2018). Distant horizons: Marital expectations may be dampened by economic circumstances. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 7, 1-11.
  7. Altenburger, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2018). Associations between maternal gatekeeping and fathers’ parenting quality. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2678-2689.
  8. Yan, J., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2018). Maternal coparenting attitudes and toddler adjustment: Moderated mediation through father’s positive engagement. Parenting: Science and Practice, 18, 67-85.
  9. Kamp Dush, C. M., Yavorsky, J., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2018). What are men doing while women perform extra unpaid labor? Leisure and specialization at the transition to parenthood. Sex Roles, 78, 715-730.
  10. Yan, J., Olsavsky, A. L., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2018). Coparenting in the family of origin and new parents’ couple relationship functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 206-216.
  11. Arocho, R., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2017). Like mother, like child: Offspring marital timing desires and maternal marriage timing and stability. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 261-272.
  12. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Bartholomew, M. K., Yavorsky, J. E., Sullivan, J. M., Lee, M. A., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Glassman, M. (2017). Doing gender online: New mothers’ psychological characteristics, Facebook use, and depressive symptoms. Sex Roles, 76, 276-289.
  13. Altenburger, L. E., Lang, S. N., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Johnson, S. (2017). Toddlers’ differential susceptibility to the effects of coparenting on social-emotional adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 228-237.
  14. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Bartholomew, M. K., Yavorsky, J. E., Sullivan, J. M., Lee, M. A., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Glassman, M. (In Press). Doing gender online: New mothers’ psychological characteristics, Facebook use, and depressive symptoms. Sex Roles.
  15.  Altenburger, L. E., Lang, S. N., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Johnson, S. (In Press). Toddlers’ differential susceptibility to the effects of coparenting on social-emotional adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  16. Arocho, R., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2016). Anticipating the “ball and chain”? Reciprocal associations between marital expectations and delinquency. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 1371–1381.
  17. Mernitz, S. E., & Kamp Dush, C.M. (2016). Emotional health across the transition to first and second unions among emerging adults. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 233-244.
  18. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Settle, T. A.Lee, J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2016). Supportive coparenting relationships as a haven of psychological safety at the transition to parenthood. Research in Human Development, 13, 32-48.
  19.  Jia, R., Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2016). Associations between new parents’ mental health and trajectories of early parental involvement. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 197–211.
  20.  Ferriby, M.Kotila, L. E., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2015). Dimensions of attachment and commitment across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 938-944.
  21. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Lee, M. A., Bower, D. J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Altenburger, L. E. (2015). Who are the gatekeepers? Predictors of maternal gatekeeping behavior. Parenting: Science and Practice, 15, 166-186.
  22. Yavorsky, J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2015). Production of inequality: Gender division of labor across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 662-679.
    *Winner of the 2014 Jesse Bernard Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship, National Council on Family Relations
  23.  Christian, L. M., Galley, J. D., Hade, E. M., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Bailey, M. T. (2015). Gut microbiome composition is associated with temperament during early childhood. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 45, 118–127.
  24.  Altenburger, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Lang, S. N., Bower, D. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2014). Associations between prenatal coparenting relationship and observed coparenting behavior at 9 Months postpartum. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 495-504.
  25. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Altenburger, L. E.Settle, T. A., Kamp Dush, C. M., Sullivan, J. M., & Bower, D. J. (2014). Expectant fathers’ intuitive parenting: Associations with postpartum positive engagement and parental characteristics. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35, 409-421.
  26. Galley, J. D., Bailey, M. T., Kamp Dush, C. M., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Christian, L. M. (2014). Maternal obesity is associated with alterations in the gut microbiome in toddlers. PLoS ONE9(11), 1 – 13.
  27. Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2014). Infant characteristics and parental engagement at the transition to parenthood. Infant Behavior and Development, 37, 787-799.
  28. Yorgason, J. B., Gavazzi, S. M., Kamp Dush, C. M., Yarcheck, C. M., Chang, S. L., & Stockdale, L. (2014). Mental health and disrupted family processes in the lives of court involved African American and Caucasian youth being raised by grandparents. Journal of Family Issues, 10, 1279-1297.
  29. Kamp Dush, C. M., Rhoades, G. K., Sandberg-Thoma, S. E., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2014). Commitment across the transition to parenthood among married and cohabiting couples. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 3, 126-136.
  30. Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2014). Boy or girl? Maternal psychological correlates of knowing fetal sex. Personality & Individual Differences, 68, 195-198.
  31. Lang, S., Feng, X., Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2014). Relations between fathers’ and mothers’ infant engagement patterns in dual-earner families and toddler competence. Journal of Family Issues, 35, 1107-1127.
  32. Sandberg-Thoma, S. E., & Kamp Dush, C.M. (2014). Casual sexual relationships and mental health in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 121-131.
  33. Sandberg-Thoma, S. E., & Kamp Dush, C.M. (2014). Indicators of adolescent mental health and relationship progression in emerging adulthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 191-206.
  34. Kotila, L.E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2013). Involvement with children and low-income fathers’ psychological well-being. Fathering, 11, 306-326.
  35. Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2013). Time in parenting activities in dual-earner families at the transition to parenthood. Family Relations, 62, 795-807.
  36. Lang, S. N., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Kotila, L. E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2013). Daily parenting engagement among new mothers and fathers: The role of romantic attachment in dual-earner families. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 862-872.
  37. Kamp Dush, C. M. (2013). Marital and cohabitation dissolution and parental depressive symptoms in fragile families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 91-109.
  38. Kamp Dush, C. M., Schmeer, K., & Taylor, M. G. (2013). Chaos as a social determinant of child health:       Reciprocal associations? Social Science and Medicine, 95, 69-76.
  39. Zvara, B., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2013). Fathers’ involvement in child health care: Associations with prenatal involvement, parents’ beliefs, and maternal gatekeeping. Family Relations, 62, 649-661.
  40. Kotila, L. E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2012). Another baby? Father involvement and childbearing in fragile families. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 976-986.
  41. Bartholomew, M., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Glassman, M., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Sullivan, J. (2012). New parents’ Facebook use at the transition to parenthood. Family Relations, 61, 455-469.
  42. Kamp Dush, C. M. & Taylor, M. G. (2012). Trajectories of marital conflict across the life course: Predictors and interactions with marital happiness trajectories. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 341-368.
  43. Lee, M. A., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2012). Parenting perfectionism and parental adjustment. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 454-457.
  44. Kamp Dush, C. M. (2011). Relationship-specific investments, chaos, and cohabitation dissolution following nonmarital birth. Family Relations, 60, 586-601.
  45. Kamp Dush, C. M., Kotila, L. E., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Predictors of supportive coparenting after relationship dissolution among at-risk parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 356-365.
  46. Rhoades, G. K., Kamp Dush, C. M., Atkins, D., Stanley, S., & Markman, H. (2011). Breaking up is hard to do: The impact of unmarried relationship dissolution on mental health and life satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 366-374.
  47. Adkins, K. S., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2010). The mental health of mothers in and after violent and controlling unions. Social Science Research, 39, 925-937.
  48. Hart, S. A., Petrill, S. A., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2010). Genetic influences on language, reading, and mathematic skills in a national sample: An analysis in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 118-128.
  49. Birditt, K. S., Fingerman, K. L., Lefkowitz, E. S., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2008). Parents perceived as peers: Development and correlates of a filial maturity measure. Journal of Adult Development, 15(1), 1-12.
  50. Kamp Dush, C. M., Taylor, M. G., & Kroeger, R. A. (2008). Marital happiness and psychological well-being across the life course. Family Relations, 57(2), 211-226.
  51. Fingerman, K. L., Hay, E. L., Kamp Dush, C. M., Cichy, K., & Hosterman, S. (2007). Parents’ and offspring’s perceptions of change and continuity when parents experience the transition to old age. Advances in Life Course Research12, 275-306.
  52. Wethington, E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2007). Assessments of parenting quality and experiences across the life course. Advances in Life Course Research, 12, 123-152.
  53. Kamp Dush, C. M., & Amato, P. R. (2005). Consequences of relationship status and quality for subjective well-being. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 607-627.
  54. Kamp Dush, C. M., Cohan, C. L., & Amato, P. R. (2003). The relationship between cohabitation and marital quality and stability: Changes across cohorts? Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 539-549.

Books/Book Chapters/Encyclopedia Entries:  Published

  1. Kamp Dush, C. M., Arocho, R., Mernitz, S., & Rhoades, G. (2018). Cohabitation and single mothering in the US: A review and a call for psychological research. In B. Fiese (Ed.), Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology(pp. 667-684). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  2. Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Kamp Dush, C. M., & Bower, D. J.1 (2013). Forecasting U.S. parents’ perceptionsof early coparenting using the prenatal Lausanne Trilogue Play. In N. Favez, F. Frascarolo-Moutinot, & H. Tissot (Eds.), Naitre et grandir au sein de la triade le développement de l’alliance familiale (pp. 121-139). Brussels, Belgium: De Boeck.
  3. Kamp Dush, C. M. (2009).  An examination of child well-being in stable single parent and married families.  In H. E. Peters & C. M. Kamp Dush (Eds.) Marriage and Family: Perspectives and Complexities.  New York City, NY:  Columbia University Press.
  4. Kamp Dush, C. M. (2009).  Change in romantic relationships over time.  In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.
  5. Peters, H. E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (2009).  An introduction to marriage and family:  Complexities and perspectives.  In H. E. Peters & C. M. Kamp Dush (Eds.) Marriage and Family:Perspectives and Complexities.  New York City, NY: Columbia University Press.
  6. Peters, H. E., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (Eds.) (2009).  Marriage and Family:  Perspectives and Complexities. New York City, NY: Columbia University Press.