Family Resiliency Center & Professor,
Human Development & Family Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987
  • M.S., Villanova University, 1981
  • B.S., Lewis and Clark College, 1974

Academic Positions

  • Affiliated Professor Psychology and Pediatrics
  • Director, Family Resiliency Center
  • The Pampered Chef Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency
  • Professor Human Development and Family Studies

Barbara H. Fiese

Dr. Fiese explores the effects of shared mealtimes on child and family health. She applies this knowledge to advance research and policy in the prevention of childhood obesity starting at birth and the reduction of childhood hunger through private-public partnerships.

Research Interests

  • Mixed Methods
  • Family Mealtimes
  • Family Routines
  • Household Food Insecurity and Child Wellbeing
  • Child Obesity Prevention
  • Child and Family Health

Research Areas


Curriculum Vitae

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