- Grandfamilies/Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Family Therapy with Older Adults and Their Families
- Community Based Interventions
- Faculty Affiliate, Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology
- Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- AAMFT Approved Supervisor
- Editorial Board Member, Family Relations, Grandfamilies, and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
- Ph.D. Purdue University
- M.S. Purdue University
- B.S. The Pennsylvania State University
Awards and Honors
2018 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
2015-2016 Excellence in Advising Aware, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech
2013 Best Article Award, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
2009 - 2010 Excellence in Graduate Student Advising Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech.
2007 - 2008 Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., & Yancura, L. A. (2018). International perspectives on grandparents raising grandchildren: Contextual considerations for advancing global discourse. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 86, 3-33. doi:10.1177/0091415016689565
Hayslip, B., Fruhauf, C. A., & Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2017). Grandparents raising grandchildren: What have we learned over the past decade? The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx106.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., Jarrott, S. E., Moore, L. E.*, O’Hora, K. A.*, De Chavonnes Vrugt, M., & Erasmus, M. (2016). Dumela Mma: An examination of resilience among South African grandmothers raising grandchildren. Ageing and Society, 36, 2182-2212. doi:10.1017/S0144686X15001014
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2015). Critical self-reflection questions for professionals who work with grandfamilies. Grandfamilies, 1(2), 139-159.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., Stucki, B. D., Natwick, J. E. (2019). Grandparenthood: Clinical issues and interventions. In B. Hayslip, Jr. & C. A. Fruhauf (Eds.), Grandparenting: Influences on the dynamics of family relationships (pp. 217-232). New York, NY: Springer.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., & Yancura, L. A. (2019). Global perspectives on grandparenting: A conceptual metaframework. In B. Hayslip, Jr. & C. A. Fruhauf (Eds.), Grandparenting: Influences on the dynamics of family relationships (pp. 347-364). New York, NY: Springer.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2019). Grandparenthood. In B. H. Fiese (Ed.), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology (pp. 557-574). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., & Few-Demo, A. L. (2018). Grandfamilies in the United States: An intersectional analysis. In V. Timonen (Ed.), Grandparenting practices around the world (pp. 189-208). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
2017 – 2022 Social Intelligence Training for Custodial Grandmothers and their Adolescent Grandchildren
Agency: National Institute on Aging
Co-PIs: Greg Smith, Frank Infurna
Co-I: Max Crowley, Megan Dolbin-MacNab, Eva Zautra
2015 – 2019 Nonresidential Parental Involvement in Custodial Grandparent Families: Research, Implications, and Intervention
Agency: National Institute for Food and Agriculture
Federal Capacity Funds ($90,000)
PI: Megan Dolbin-MacNab (2018-2019), Rachel Dunifon
Co-I: Kimberly Kopko
2010 – 2012 Grandparent-Headed Families and Virginia WIC: An Examination of Service Awareness, Utilization, and Delivery
Agency: Virginia Department of Health ($253,984)
PI: Megan Dolbin-MacNab
Co-I: Elena Serrano