Human Development and Family Studies

Cheryl Buehler, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Family Studies
School of Health and Human Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Phone: (336) 256-0133
Fax: (336) 334-5076

Please take a look at my vita (pdf), and/or e-mail me regarding areas of common interest.

Dr. Cheryl Buehler

Learn More about My Research:


Marital Relationships






Research Topics


Adolescent Problems

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Family Stress





Family Life Project

The Family Life Project (FLP) is a 6-year study of the transition from childhood into and through adolescence. The primary focus of the project is to examine how family processes (parenting and marital functioning) influence adolescents’ psychological, social, and academic functioning. The study began in 2001 and data collection was completed in 2008. The last two years of the project focused on teen’s close friendships and dating relationships. 416 two-parent families living in Knox County, Tennessee participated in the project, completing questionnaires each year and discussing relationship patterns among family members in a series of videotaped, semi-structured discussion tasks in their home. We are extremely grateful to these families for their dedication to the project. This project was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH59248).

My Current Students:

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Lindsey Gedaly Kiyara Leis

Lindsey Gedaly, M.S.
M.S./Ph.D. Combined Student
Currently working on her Ph.D.

Kiyara Leis
M.S./Ph.D. Combined Student
Currently working on her M.S.