Shari Blumenstock

Shari Blumenstock, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral research fellow

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.
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  • Ph.D., University ofWisconsin-Madison, 2019
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009

Research interests

How early life experiences work to shape:

  • Sexuality in relationships
  • Sexual pleasure and desire
  • Research methods in sexuality

Selected publications

  • Blumenstock, S. M. & Papp, L. M. (2019). Momentary sexual enjoyment: The dyadic roles of relationship satisfaction and contraception among mixed-gender dating couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi:10.1177/0265407519878266

  • Blumenstock, S. M., Quinn-Nilas, C., Milhausen, R. & McKay, A. (2019) High emotional and sexual satisfaction among partnered midlife Canadians: Associations with relationship characteristics, sexual activity and communication, and health. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-019-01498-9

  • Blumenstock, S. M. & DeLamater, J. (2019) "Sexuality Across the Life Course." Oxford Bibliographies in "Sociology." Ed. Lynette Spillman. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Blumenstock, S. M. & Papp, L. M. (2017) Sexual distress and marital quality of newlyweds: An investigation of sociodemographic moderators. Family Relations, 66, 794-808. doi:10.1111/fare.12285

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