Jennifer J. Connor, PhD, LMFT

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

Jennifer J. Connor

Contact Info

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


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



Chen, M.A., Rueter, M., Anderson, K., Connor, J. Observed general parent-child interactions moderate the relationship between information sharing of medically assisted reproduction and child adjustment. Submitted to Family Process, Dec. 2017.

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., & Koerner, A.F. (in press). Conformity expectations in adolescence: A protective factor for twins and their families. Journal of Research on Adolescence, accepted for publication May 11, 2018.

Girard, A., Connor, J.J., Wooley, S. (in press). An exploratory study of the role of infidelity typologies in predicting attachment anxiety and avoidance. Submitted to Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, January 29, 2018.

Rogak, H.M.E., & Connor, J. J. (online first). Practice of consensual BDSM and relationship satisfaction. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, online ahead of print December 29, 2017. doi:10.1080/14681994.2017.1419560

Anderson KN, Connor JJ, Koerner AF, Rueter MA. Twins conceived using IVF: a follow-up of the family environment and psychosocial adjustment in adolescence [published online ahead of print Oct 15, 2016]. Hum Reprod.

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.