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Dr. Meghna Mahambrey

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Dr. Meghna Mahambrey, founder of SPARK and head coach, is a second-generation Indian American from Dayton, Ohio. She now lives in a cozy farmhouse in Columbus with her husband, two heart daughters, and baby boy. Meghna loves yoga, potted plants, vintage quilts, thrift stores, hosting dinner parties, and takes her cream + sugar with a splash of coffee. She's happy to share her favorite curly hair products with you, too.

Education

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Science, 2020

M.S. Human Development and Family Science, 2018

M.Ed. Montessori Education, 2010

B.S. Human Development and Family Science, 2007

Teaching experience

The Ohio State University, 2016 - 2021

Ohio Dominican University, 2020 - 2021

Wright State University, 2010 - 2016

Effica School of Montessori, 2008 - 2016

Professional Development

The Future of Relationships, Love & Desire w/ Esther Perel (New York, NY)

Gottman Method Couples' Therapy Clinical Training, Level 1 (Colorado Springs, CO)

Exploring Modern Relationships w/ Esther Perel (San Francisco, CA)

Five Love Languages w/ Gary Chapman (Hudson, OH)

Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work w/ The Gottman Institute (Nashville, TN)

The Art of Foreplay w/ Esther Perel (virtual)

Forbidden Conversations: Sex, Money & Death w/ Esther Perel (virtual)

 

Partnerships & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

TEDxColumbus

Bath & Body Works

Columbus Museum of Art

Shadowbox Live

Franklin University

Columbus School for Girls

Geode Nature Dome

Broad Street Presbyterian Church

Creative Mornings Columbus

Multicultural Student Center (OSU)

Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (OSU)

Bell National Resource Center (OSU)

AWARDS

OSU Graduate Associate Teaching Award

OSU Sesquicentennial Scholar Leadership Award

PUBLICATIONS

Mahambrey, M. (2020). Self-reported Big Five personality traits of individuals who have experienced partner infidelity. Personal Relationships, 27(2), 274-302.

Olsavsky, A., Mahambrey, M., Berrigan, M., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. (2020). Adult attachment and jealousy of the partner-infant relationship: A dyadic analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(6), 1745-1765.

Mahambrey, M. (dissertation manuscript). Is bad sex a deal-breaker? Associations between sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and marital stability.

 

Mahambrey, M. (dissertation manuscript). Was it good for you? Accuracy and bias in perceptions of past sexual satisfaction.

 

Mahambrey, M. (dissertation manuscript). Sexless and satisfied? Predictors of marital satisfaction in sexually inactive marriages.

 

Conference PResentations

Olsavsky, A., Mahambrey, M. (November 2019). New parents’ self-reported attachment and jealousy of the infant. Presenting author for paper at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Mahambrey, M. (June 2019). Is bad sex a deal-breaker? Associations between sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and marital stability. Paper presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Mahambrey, M. (July 2018). Characteristics of the uninvolved partner in relationships with extradyadic involvement.  Poster presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Mahambrey, M. (February 2018). My boyfriend’s girlfriend: A review of literature on consensual non-monogamy. Poster presentation at the OSU Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

 

Mahambrey, M. (February 2017). Infidelity: Is it really black and white? A review of literature on extramarital involvement. Poster presentation at the OSU Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

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