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Kay Bradford

Kay Bradford, PhD


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Kay Bradford is a Professor in HDFS. His research focuses on processes and outcomes in relationship education targeting youth, adult singles, couples, and fathers. His funded projects include youth and adult interventions in community and high-risk contexts. At the undergraduate level, he teaches a course in child guidance. At the graduate level, he teaches family theories, family research, and ethics in couple and family therapy.


  • PhD in Marriage Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • MS in Family Studies/MFT, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997
  • BA in Piano Performance, University of Utah, 1990

Research Interests

I conduct research on couple and relationship education, parenting and parent education, and adolescent relationships. My work includes:

  • Couples/Relationship Education and Intervention: Processes and outcomes in providing healthy relationship education to couples through community partners.
  • Parenting and Community Education: Parent education to community and at-risk parents/caretakers and their children.
  • Emerging Adult and Adolescent Relationships: Investigation of processes and outcomes of pre-relationship education for youth.

I welcome working with students who share my interest in the investigation of relationship education, and processes among couples, parents, and youth.

Dr. Bradford is accepting graduate students in Fall 2020