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Ryan Chesnut

Ryan Chesnut

Assistant Research Professor, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

315 South Allen Street
Suite 224A

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-4716

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2008,
  2. M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2010
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2014

Ryan Chesnut’s research primarily focuses on understanding how parent-child interaction shapes children’s developmental outcomes. He is particularly interested in investigating how parenting prevention and intervention programs can be harnessed to strengthen parent-child relationships and promote child wellbeing. His current work focuses on the dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of a suite of parenting programs that have been adopted by the Department of Defense to support military families. He is also currently working on understanding how moral injuries that military personnel suffer during their service impact relational functioning. This work will help to inform family prevention and intervention services designed to strengthen service member resilience and promote successful reintegration into family life.