Faculty Associates

Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth

Contact Information
Email: shelley@purdue.edu
Office: CDFS 105 Map
Phone: (765) 494-6026
Fax: (765) 496-1144
Homepage: Homepage
Director, Military Family Research Institute
Distinguished Professor of Human
Development and Family Science

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PhD Pennsylvania State University Human Development & Family Studies 1990

Research Interests

adult development in the context of workplaces, generativity, differences between large and small workplaces, identity structure and multiple roles

Teaching Interests

Work-family relationships, families in social context


2022 - Purdue College of Agriculture AG Seed Grant
2021 - U.S. Department of Agriculture
2021 - Bob Woodruff Foundation
2020 - Henry M Jackson Foundation. (2)
2020 - Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction
2020 - Lilly Endowment
2020 - McCormick Foundation
2019 - Henry M. Jackson Foundation
2019 - Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addition
2019 - Elizabeth Dole Foundation
2019 - The Ohio State University

Selected Publications

Nieforth, L.O.,G Craig, E.A., Behmer, V., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. & OHaire, M.E. (2021). PTSD service dogs foster resilience among veterans and military families. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021- 01990-3 2020 Impact Factor: 4.297.

Marini, C. M., Basinger, E. D., Monk, J. K., McCall, C. E.G & MacDermid, S. M. (accepted). Military couples experiences in the aftermath of a cancelled deployment. Forthcoming, Family Process. 2020 Impact Factor: 3.532

Coppola, E. C.,G Christ, S. L., Topp, D., Southwell, K., Bailey, K.,G & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (In press.) Trajectories of depression symptoms during the process of deployment in military couples. Military Psychology. 2020 Impact Factor: 1.298.

McCall, C. E.G, Rodriguez, K. E., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., Meis, L. A., & OHaire, M. E. (2020). A part of our family? Effects of psychiatric service dogs on quality of life and relationship functioning in military-connected couples. Advance online, Military Behavioral Health.

Whiteman, S. D., Hamwey, M., Topp, D. & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (accepted). The nature and implications of youths sibling relationships across the course of a parents military deployment. Forthcoming, Child Development.

Ruiz, Y., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Elias, C., Marceau, K., Purcell, M., Redick, T., Richards, E. A., & Schlesinger-Devlin, E. (2020). Ultra-rapid development and deployment of a family resilience program during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from Families Tackling Tough Times Together. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health, 6 (S2), 35-43.

Southwell, K. H.,P Coppola, E. C.,G Topp, D. B., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2020). Continuity in psychological health and role functioning across deployment. Online epub, Military Medicine.

Wilson, S. R., Hintz, E. A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., Topp, D. B., Southwell, K. H., & Spoont, M. (2019). Female U.S. military veterans (non)disclosure of mental health issues with family and friends: Privacy rules and boundary management. Epub ahead of print. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1693128

Marini, C. M., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Franks, M. M., Wilson, S. R., Topp, D., & Christ, S. L. (2019). Military spouses self- and partner-directed minimization in the context of deployment. Military Behavioral Health, 7 (3):245-256. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2019.1580643

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