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Justin Dyer

Religion Fellow

Justin Dyer is a Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in human and community development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow at Auburn University. In 2010 he joined the BYU School of Family Life and taught courses on family processes and statistics. He later joined the Religious Education faculty in 2015. His current research examines how religion, family, and mental health influence each other. He has recently published research on how adolescents and young adults of various faiths differ in their mental health and how their religiousness relates to their depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The overall focus of his work is identifying and supporting various ways religion may be helpful to individuals, families, and societies.