Jennifer Kunz, Ph.D.
Jennifer Hauser Kunz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Alverno College. Dr. Kunz earned a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she specialized in the delivery of clinical services to youth with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Kunz is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and teaches in the undergraduate psychology and Master of Science in Community Psychology programs at Alverno. Her teaching interests include research methodology, clinical psychology, and lifespan development.
Dr. Kunz’s primary research foci are centered on factors that influence child and adolescent health behavior (such as medication adherence and health risk behavior) in the context of chronic medical conditions, including family functioning, quality of life, and psychosocial functioning. Her scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Parenting: Science and Practice. Dr. Kunz is a member of the Society for Pediatric Psychology, has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences, and serves as a reviewer for several psychological journals.