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Meet
Meghna

Dr. Meghna Mahambrey is a second-generation Indian American from Dayton, Ohio who now lives in a cozy farmhouse with her husband, two heart daughters, and fur babies in Columbus, Ohio. She loves yoga, potted plants, vintage quilts, bohemian home decor, 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. Meet the rest of the SPARK team!

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

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

  • The Art of Foreplay w/ Esther Perel (virtual)

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

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

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

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

 

Speaking Engagements

TEDxColumbus 2019 - Birds and Bees: Rethinking Relationship & Sexuality Education

Creative Mornings Columbus - The Ripple Effect

Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (OSU) - PLEASURE Panel

Bell National Resource Center (OSU) - Flirting 101

Doctoral 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. (under review). Consensual non-monogamy 101: Everything you need to know about polyamory, swinging, and open relationships. In-Mind Magazine.

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.