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Meet Us Monday: Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet
Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet

Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet has been a faculty partner of our Center since 2016. Her first involvement in projects and research with CFACE started in 2016, when she conducted research on nonresident father components of the Family Centered Practice Project. She is now the PI on an Opioid Workforce Expansion Program grant. This grant pays the Center for learner registration in its NC Addictions Specialist Certificate Program for Paraprofessionals. Dr. Cryer-Coupet has been pivotal in getting this certificate program off the ground. When describing her favorite part of working with CFACE, she said it is the assistance she has received to help her develop and maintain connections with the community. Since she is not a native North Carolinian, she feels her time and experience gained from working with CFACE has been invaluable. 

Her program of research examines parenting practices and their impacts on child, adolescent and family wellbeing. Her current work is focused on the parenting practices of fathers who have experienced substance use disorders, incarceration and/or homelessness. She also teaches Research Methods, Program Evaluation and Human Behavior and the Social Environment in the MSW program at NC State University. Dr. Cryer-Coupet is an NC State Community Engaged Faculty Fellow and received a 2020-21 TRIO Champion Award for her research work with undergraduate students in the McNair Scholar Program. 

Earlier this year Dr. Cryer-Coupet was promoted to Associate Professor. Please join us in offering our congratulations for this achievement.

You can learn more about her completed fatherhood research project here: