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Melissa M. Franks

Contact Information
Email: mmfranks |at| purdue.edu
Office: FWLR 202 Map
Phone: (765) 494-2942
Fax: (765) 494-0503
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

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Education


B.S. Northern Kentucky University Psychology 1988
M.A. Kent State University Social and Health Psychology 1990
Ph.D. Kent State University Social and Health Psychology 1993

Research Interests


Marital processes in the management of chronic illness

Teaching Interests


CDFS 434: Aging and Family CDFS 602: Advanced Family Studies

Grants


National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Purdue Research Foundation

Publications


Franks, M. M., Shields, C. G., Sands, L., Lim, E., Mobley, S., & Boushey, C. J. (in press). I will if you will: Similarity in health behavior change of married partners. Health Education & Behavior

Rook, K. S., August, K., Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M., & Salem, J. (in press). When spousal social control provokes negative reactions in the context of chronic illness: The pivotal role of patients' expectations. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Tkatch, R., Artinian, N. T., Abrams, J. Franks, M. M., Keteyian, S. J., Pienta, A. M., Franklin, B. A., & Schwartz, S. (in press). Social networks and health outcomes among African American cardiac rehabilitation patients. Heart & Lung.

Fisher, G. G., Franks, M. M., Plassman, B. L., Brown, S. L., Potter, G. G., Llewellyn, D., Rogers, M. A. M., & Langa, K. M. (in press). Caring for individuals with dementia and CIND: Findings from the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

August, K., Rook, K. S., Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M. (in press). Are spouses of chronically ill patients burdened by exerting health-related social control? Journal of Health Psychology.

Fingerman, K. L., Pitzer, L. M., Chan, W., Birditt, K., Franks, M. M., & Zarit, S. (2011). Who gets what and why?: Help middle-aged adults provide to parents and grown children. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 66B, 87-98.

Pienta, A. M., O'Rourke, J. M., & Franks M. M. (2011). Getting started: Working with secondary data. In Trzesniewski, K.H., Donnellan, M.B. & Lucas, R.E. (Eds.), Secondary data analysis: An introduction for psychologists, pp. 13-26. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Franks, M. M., Lucas, T., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S., & Gonzalez, R. (2010). Diabetes distress and depressive symptoms: A dyadic investigation of older patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. Family Relations, 59, 599-610.

Iida, M., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S., Franks, M. M., & Salem, J. K. (2010). When the going gets tough, does support get going? Determinants of spousal support provision to type 2 diabetic patients. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 780-791.

Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S., Franks, M. M., Khan, C. M. Iida, M. (2010). Spouses' use of social control to improve diabetic patients' dietary adherence. Families, Systems and Health, 28, 199-208.

Franks, M. M., Hemphill, R., Seidel, A. J., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S, & Salem, J. K. (2012). Setbacks in diet adherence and emotional distress: A study of older patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. Aging & Mental Health, 16, 902-910.

Franks, M. M., Sahin, Z. S., Seidel, A. J., Shields, C. G., Oates, S. K., & Boushey, C. J. (2012). Table for two: Diabetes distress and diet-related interactions of married patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. Families, Systems, & Health, 30, 154-165.

Franks, M. M., Shields, C. G., Sands, L., Lim, E., Mobley, S., & Boushey, C. J. (2012). I will if you will: Similarity in health behavior change of married partners. Health Education & Behavior, 39, 324-331.

Hemphill, R., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S., Franks, M. M., & Salem, J. K. (2013). Patients' beliefs about the timeline of type 2 diabetes and adherence to dietary regimens. Psychology and Health, 28, 139-153.

Iida, M., Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M., & Rook, K. S. (2012). Chronic illness and relationships: A dyadic diary study of older couples managing type 2 diabetes. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 293-300.

Seidel, A., Franks, M. M., Stephens, M. A. P., & Rook, K. S. (2012). Spouse control and type 2 diabetes management: Moderating effects of dyadic expectations for spouse involvement. Family Relations, 61, 698-709.

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