PhD Professor and Co-Chair of the College of Environmental Science, University of Missouri
Topics of Expertise:
Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Marriage & Divorce / Step-Families
Dr. Ganong’s research interests include remarriage and stepfamilies, family obligations, family structure stereotyping and families and health.
He is interested in families and the health of family members. His research program has focused on how marital and family transitions are related to family care giving processes across the life course. This program has included studies of divorced and remarried mothers of children with cystic fibrosis and studies of parental and filial responsibilities to dependent kin when families have experienced marital transitions. Dr. Ganong has been funded for this work by the National Institute of Aging and he has received funding for family-related research from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Kauffman Foundation.