Dr. Tubbs is an Associate Professor in the Marriage and FamilyTherapy Program at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. She earned her master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University and her doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies/Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University. Dr. Tubbs was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Family Research Consortium III and a Research Scientist at Penn State University for the Welfare, Children and Families: A Three City-Study, a multi-site ethnographic study on welfare reform. Dr. Tubbs is an associate editor for JMFT and a member of the Taos Institute. Her research interests include qualitative research methodology, shared parenting among couples with a history of intimate partner violence, health care disparities, mental and physical health issues, and parenting in low-income populations.
Currently, she is collaborating with the Institute for Family Services on evaluation and dissemination research.
As part of her work, Dr. Tubbs has examined facilitators of family stability, family rituals, and parenting in low-income families. Dr. Tubbs has also been involved with the National Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community in researching the causes and solutions to domestic violence in African-American communities located in both urban and rural regions throughout the United States.
Dr. Tubbs has presented with Dr. Almeida at the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the American Association for Marriage Family Therapy and the American Family Therapy Academy conferences. Recently, she presented with IFS at the 2016 Liberation-based Healing Conference.