Family Communication & Relationship Lab

The Family Communication and Relationships Lab is a social science lab at Michigan State University and Rutgers University which houses a collection of researchers and students invested in understanding the complex dynamics of family communication in a variety of contexts. We collaborate with researchers across the globe to conduct and disseminate cutting edge family communication research that explores family disruptions and processes that can make a difference in the everyday lives of families.



Kristina Scharp

Associate Professor of Communication


Advisory Board Member


Jennifer Theiss

Director of the Ph.D. Program and Professor of Communication