Institute for the Family

Current Research

A distinct advantage of the Wynne Center for Family Research is its location within the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Wynne Center faculty members are able to collaborate with other outstanding researchers in Psychiatry and other clinical departments of the Medical Center, as well as the University at large.

Our faculty are engaged in a number of significant research projects. The research listed below exemplifies the Institute for the Family’s commitment to humanizing healthcare, furthering the understanding of the emotional, interpersonal, and ethical aspects of high-tech medical science.

  • Doctor-Patient communication, empathy and self-disclosure.
    Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D.
  • Interpersonal interventions for women with comorbid pain and depression.
    Ellen Poleshuck, Ph.D.