Jennifer J. Connor, PhD, LMFT

Associate Professor, Clinic DIrector, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Jennifer J. Connor

Contact Info

conno043@umn.edu

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
180 West Bank Office Bldg
1300 S Second St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Clinic DIrector, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


PhD, University of Minnesota

Summary

Jennifer Jo Connor, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an associate professor in the Program of Human Sexuality. Her research interests include women’s sexual and reproductive health, such as vulvodynia and infertility. She has conducted research in sexual health in the Minnesota Somali community, including the impact of female genital cutting. Her clinical interests include vulvodynia, infertility, couples therapy, sexual dysfunction, and gender creative and transgender children and adolescents. Connor received her PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research

Publications

Chen, M. A., Rueter, M., Anderson, K., Connor, J. J. (2020). Conversation orientation moderates the relationship between information sharing of medically assisted reproduction and child adjustment. Family Process, 59(1), 229-243. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12415

Girard, A., Connor, J. J., Wooley, S. (2020). An exploratory study of the role of infidelity typologies in predicting attachment anxiety and avoidance. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(1), 124-134. doi:10.1111/jmft.12371

Berg, D., Candelario-Perex, L., Kovic, A., Becker-Warner, R., & Connor, J. J. (2019). In this together: Group therapy for transgender/gender non-conforming adolescents and their parents. In A. Giami & E. Janssen (Eds.), Abstracts for the 24th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). International Journal of Sexual Health, 31(sup1), A324-325. https://doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2019.1661941

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., & Koerner, A.F. (2019). Parental conformity expectations’ effect on twins’ and singletons’ parent-adolescent relationships: Associations with change in adjustment from middle childhood to adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 29(4), 832-845. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12416

Hunt, S.L., Connor, J.J., Ciesinski, A., Abdi, C., & Robinson, B.B.E. (2018) Somali American female refugees discuss their attitudes toward homosexuality and the gay and lesbian community. Culture, Health &Sexuality, 20(5), 591-605. doi:10.1080/13691058.2017.1367036

Rogak, H.M.E., & Connor, J. J. (2018). Practice of consensual BDSM and relationship satisfaction. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 33(4), 454-469. doi:10.1080/14681994.2017.1419560

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., & Koh, B. D. (2017). Observed mother- and father-child interaction differences in families with medically assisted reproduction-conceived twins and singletons. Family Process, 56(4), 997-1011. doi:10.1111/famp.12254

Connor JJ, Hunt S, Ciesinski A, Finsaas M, Ahmed A, Robinson B. From Somalia to the U.S.: shifts in belief about gender roles amongst Somali female refugees. J Fem Fam Ther. 2016;28(1):1-29.

Connor JJ, Hunt S, Finsaas M, Ciesinski A, Ahmed A, Robinson BB. Sexual health care, sexual behaviors and functioning, and female genital cutting: perspectives from Somali women living in the United States. J Sex Res. 2016;53(3):346-59.

Anderson, K. N., Connor, J. J., Koerner, A. F., & Rueter, M. A. (2016). Twins conceived using IVF: A follow-up of the family environment and psychosocial adjustment in adolescence. Human Reproduction, 31(12), 2765-2771. doi:10.1093/humrep/dew261

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., & Koh, B. Observed mother- and father-child interaction differences in families with medically assisted reproduction-conceived twins and singletons. (online first). Family Process, online ahead of print October 8, 2016. doi:10.1111/famp.12254