Graduate School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2007), Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate School
Florida State University (2012), Marriage and Family Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

How health behaviors link romantic relationship dysfunction and physical health across 20 years for middle-aged and older adults
Roberson PNE, Shorter RL, Woods SB, Priest, J Soc Sci Med 2018 201 18-26
In our lives and under our skin: An investigation of specific psychobiological mediators linking family relationships and health Using the Biobehavioral Family Model
Priest JB, Roberson PNE, Woods, SB Fam Process 2018
In sickness and in health: the longitudinal associations between marital dissatisfaction, depression and spousal health
Woods SB, Priest JB, Signs TL, Maier CA Journal of Family Therapy 2018
Do the Constructs of the FACES IV Change Based on Definitions of "Family?" A Measurement Invariance Test.
Priest JB, Parker EO, Woods SB J Marital Fam Ther 2017 Jul
The Biobehavioral Family Model: Close relationships and allostatic load.
Priest JB, Woods SB, Maier CA, Parker EO, Benoit JA, Roush TR Soc Sci Med 2015 Oct 142 232-40
Experiences of family therapists working with families in a transitional homeless community.
Harris-McKoy DE, Woods SB, Brantley CW, Farineau HM J Marital Fam Ther 2015 Apr 41 2 192-204
Predicting Improvement in Depression Across Therapies Using Indicators of Romantic Relationship Functioning: A Preliminary Investigation.
Woods SB, Priest JB, Denton WH Am J Fam Ther 2015 Jan 43 1 44-56
"I'm so excited for you!": How an enthusiastic responding intervention enhances close relationships
Woods SB, Lambert NM, Brown P, Fincham F, May R Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 2015 32 1 24-40
Tell me where it hurts: A pilot study assessing mental and relational health in primary care using a biopsychosocial assessment intervention
Woods SB, Priest JB, Denton WH The Family Journal 2015 23 2 109-119
The role of close relationships in the mental and physical health of Latino Americans
Priest JB, Woods SB Family Relations 2015 64 2 319-331

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in the Media
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Special Recognition Award
    Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Dissertation Award
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2013)