Dr. Marni Kan conducts research on the promotion of healthy relationships and behaviors among adolescents, young adults and families. She has studied family and romantic relationships for more than 15 years; her recent work has focused on risks within relationships, including violence and risky sexual behavior. Dr. Kan adapts and evaluates teen dating violence prevention programs, sexual violence prevention programs, and programs that promote strong family relationships. Her recent work has involved special populations including teens who are pregnant or parenting and military service members.

Dr. Kan has led and worked on a number of projects for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Administration for Children and Families. She has extensive experience in study design, instrument development, and quantitative and qualitative data collection. Dr. Kan is the author of numerous articles, presentations, and technical reports on topics including parent-child relationships, co-parenting, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, adolescent reproductive health, and program evaluation.