Brandon Eddy

Associate Professor, Couple and Family Therapy
Expertise: Postpartum Depression, Transition to Parenthood, Men and Pregnancy, Couple Relationships, Infertility, Miscarriage


Brandon Eddy studies the transition to parenthood, specifically postpartum depression.

His research has examined postpartum depression in men, as well as the impact of pregnancy on couple relationships. Eddy, who joined the UNLV in 2017, also teaches multiple courses on marriage and family therapy.

As a therapist, he has helped clients navigate miscarriage, infertility, and the adjustment to becoming a parent. He also specializes in working with families with autism.



  • B.S., Child and Family Studies, Weber State University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Texas Tech University

Brandon Eddy In The News

Public News Service
With Father's Day behind us, an expert pointed out today's dads are more involved in their children's lives, leading to enhanced parent-child relationships as well as better overall mental wellness for entire families. Brandon Eddy, assistant professor of couple and family therapy at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, said dads want to be more than just breadwinners or a disciplinarian. They want to be involved in all aspects of child-rearing, which provides both parent and child a more enriching experience.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Brandon Eddy spends his 20-minute drive home from work getting into dad mode. At home, his three children just want to hang out with their dad. And their dad just wants to hang out with them. Sunday marks Father’s Day, a celebratory tradition that’s over 100 years old, and is usually spent grilling hamburgers or playing outside, basking in the sun. Father’s Day is meant to honor dads for their role in a family, and new research shows that role is evolving.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
How's your health, dad? How involved are you in your family's life? Studies show today's fathers are more involved than they've ever been, according to surveys from the Pew Research Center and family therapy journals. And according to UNLV staff, the research also shows that children with affectionate dads who spend quality time with them are more likely to be engaged in school and go to college, be more social, and exhibit more self-confidence. They’re also less likely to have issues with substance abuse or encounter legal troubles.
Custodia Home Management
Father’s Day falls in June which also happens to be Men’s Health Month. It’s the perfect time to celebrate all the amazing dads out there and encourage them to prioritize their health so they live long, vibrant lives for us all to enjoy together.

Articles Featuring Brandon Eddy

Josh Hawkins, UNLV
Campus News | July 3, 2024

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Kristina Cho, who gave birth about 10 days earlier to Hazel, and father Paul Cho.
People | June 5, 2024

UNLV couple and family therapist Brandon Eddy talks about the evolving involvement of dads in society and how to create healthy relationships with kids.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created U.N.L.V.'s iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

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