Heidi Steinour is a social science researcher and a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida. She graduated with her PhD is Sociology from the University of Florida in 2015 and receivedher MA from The George Washington University in 2013. Her research broadly analyzes family, health, and social inequalities with a specific focus on family structure, fatherhood, and family resilience. She is currently co-authoring a paper on fatherhood within the context of special needs families and is analyzing data to explore the impact of paternal substance abuse on child health and wellbeing. She is a certified yoga instructor, an avid runner, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
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