Dr. Casey Totenhagen
Dr. Casey Totenhagen earned her Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona and did postdoctoral work as a Research Scientist at the Arizona Center for Research and Outreach. Dr. Totenhagen’s research interests include relational quality in adult romantic relationships, with an emphasis on how daily experiences impact relationship quality. Within this domain, she is particularly interested in daily hassles, sexual minority stress, and the stress process. An additional thread of her program of research focuses on understanding the roles of financial literacy, attitudes, and behaviors on well-being, particularly for couples. Overall, her work seeks to provide empirical evidence of important areas to target in couple’s education programs. She has led and collaborated on projects funded by agencies such as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Mental Research Institute, National Council on Family Relations, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.