Heidi Steinour is a social science researcher and a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida. She graduated with her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Florida in 2015 and received her Masters from 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 well-being. She is a certified yoga instructor, an avid runner, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.