Christina B. Gee

Christina B. Gee

Associate Professor, Clinical/Community Psychology
Room 204
Address: Building GG
2125 G St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-7683
Fax: 202-994-1602
[email protected]


Current Research

Dr. Gee earned her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a faculty member at GWU since 2001. Her interests lie in the determinants of relationship quality and stability with a particular focus on the influence of social networks as a risk and protective factor. She examines romantic and family relationships within a cultural context and the ways in which couples and families cope with stressful life transitions. Her primary research focus is on father involvement and coparenting in low-income and ethnic minority parents. A second line of research examines culturally relevant barriers to professional mental health service use among Asian and Asian American emerging adults. A third line of research involves the validation of a social support measure for use among first-generation college students.


Ph.D. 2001, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


*Mack, R.A., & Gee, C.B. (2018). Coparenting, Child Gender, and behavior in young children of African American and Latina Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(8), 2507-2518. 

*Poblete, A. T., & Gee, C.B. (2018). Partner Support and Grandparent Support as Predictors of Change in Coparenting Quality, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2295-2304.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C. B. (2017). Coparenting, Relationship Quality, and Father Involvement in African American and Latino Adolescents. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63, 2, 210-236. DOI: 10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.63.2.0210

*Varga, C. M., Gee, C. B., *Rivera, L., *Reyes, C.X. (2017).  Coparenting Mediates the Association between Relationship Quality and Father Involvement. Youth and Society, 49(5), 588–609. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X14548529

*Varga, C., & Gee, C. B. (2010).  Racial Identity, Father Involvement, and Coparenting in Adolescent African American Mothers and Fathers.  New School Psychology Bulletin, 8, 29-40.

*Leaman, S. C., & Gee, C. B. (2008).  Intimate partner violence among adolescent and young adult mothers. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 519-528.


* indicates student co-author