- IU Bloomington
After her original training in mechanical engineering, Shari began pursuing a career studying romantic and sexual relationships, receiving her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Development and Family Studies in 2019. Shari's research focuses on the sexual aspects of couple relationships, with an emphasis on sexual desire, pleasure, and partner and gender influences. She also studies the relationship contexts of substance use and mental health in daily life. Methodologically, Shari specializes in dyadic and intensive longitudinal data collection, multilevel modeling, and experimental survey designs.