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IU Bloomington

Mary Waldron

School of Education / Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

Expert Bio

Mary Waldron is an associate professor of counseling and educational psychology with dual appointments in counseling psychology and human development. Her research interests include family formation and dissolution risks associated with substance use and substance use disorder, with a focus on alcohol and alcoholism. Working from an intergenerational life course perspective, Waldron examines how substance use disorder affects timing and stability of reproductive (parenting) relationships. She also studies risks for related outcomes in children (e.g., initiation of substance use, onset of sexual behavior and reproduction).

Areas of Expertise

Substance use/disorder, marriage and divorce, sexual and reproductive timing, children and adolescents.