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Asiimwe, Ronald

Name

Asiimwe, Ronald

Advisor

Dr. Adrian Blow

Cohort

Started in Fall 2018

Concentration

Couple and Family Therapy

Email

ronaldas@msu.edu

Bio

My name is Ronald Asiimwe, and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy. I am originally from Uganda, Africa, and my program of research examines parenting practices, child mental health outcomes, various evidence-based family and parenting interventions, and ways to culturally adapt these EBPs to families in Africa. A big part of this research involves examining the validity and reliability of various scales used to measure clinical outcomes among samples from Africa. My faculty advisor is Dr. Adrian J. Blow. Clinically, I am currently involved in the training and supervision of clinicians at the MSU Couple and Family Therapy clinic. Both my clinical and research work draw heavily from an integration of three theories: attachment theory, social interaction learning theory, and the ecological validity model of cross-cultural adaptation. My professional career goals are to become a trainer and supervisor of family scientists, clinical researchers, and an expert in dissemination and implementation of various evidence-based family programs. In summary, my scholarly interests are described by words: parenting, child health outcomes, family therapy, evidence-based practices, measurement, cultural adaptation, dissemination, and implementation. 

Keywords and Phrases

Parenting, child health outcomes, family therapy, evidence-based practices, measurement, cultural adaptation, dissemination, and implementation.