Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at NC State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Dr. Cryer-Coupet’s program of research focuses on parenting practices and their impacts on family health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Her current research explores the roles of fathers in families, particularly among those engaged in kinship care or who have been impacted by family-traumas such as paternal incarceration, experiences of homelessness, and paternal substance use disorders. This line of research was inspired by her social work practice experience with relative caregivers and their families. Dr. Cryer-Coupet is also the Co-PI of the Black Families Project (BFP), a national dyadic survey of 600 Black adolescents and their primary caregivers. The BFP was designed with the goal of understanding the psychological and physical health of Black caregivers and their adolescent children with a focus on family socialization and communication within our current sociopolitical climate. Dr. Cryer-Coupet teaches research methods, program evaluation, and human behavior courses in the MSW program.