Principal Investigator

Dr. Rosario Ceballo

Associate Dean for Social Sciences
Professor of Women’s Studies and Psychology

My research investigates how contextual aspects of living in poverty, such as exposure to community violence, influence children and adolescents’ academic and psychological functioning. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, my recent work focuses on Latino families and examines after-school activity participation, parent-child relationships, and Latino cultural values as risk and protective factors. A second area of research investigates the experience of infertility among racial minority women and examines how women cope with race- and class-based stereotypes about reproduction.