Brianne Pragg

Postdoctoral Scholar


As a family sociologist and demographer, Brianne Pragg uses quantitative methods and a life course perspective to study how family relationships develop and change over the life span and how those relationships impact individuals’ health and well-being. Her current projects examine relationship quality and estrangement (the cutoff and/or emotional distancing of relationships) between adult children and their parents, as well as the predictors and consequences of estrangement for adult children’s well-being. Other recent research has focused on parental leave use by fathers and its association with father engagement in early childhood and relationship quality between adolescents and their parents in diverse family structures. You can read more about Dr. Pragg’s work on her website.