Dr Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab



Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech in the United States. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Dolbin-MacNab’s research focused on grandfamilies, or families in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren. She has studied grandchild and grandparent experiences and well-being, parenting and family dynamics, and best practices for community-based interventions. Dr. Dolbin-MacNab is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on grandfamilies, as well as a variety of resources for practitioners. She also consults with local and state agencies and support programs about delivering effective services to grandfamilies. Dr. Dolbin-MacNab is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and has provided testimony on grandfamilies before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. 

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