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Family Studies and Human Development

FSHD Doctoral Student receives Centennial Award

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Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez, who has been awarded the Centennial Award for Doctoral Students. This award is given annually by the University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs to two doctoral students.

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henryg@email.arizona.edu

FSHD Undergraduate Students at Prestigious Research Conference

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Five FSHD undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) research conference.

Five FSHD undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) research conference (https://grad.arizona.ed Read more »

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Dr. Melissa Barnett
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Adam Clark, Ph.D.

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Adam
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Clark
Adam Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Family Studies and Human Development
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-9573

Russell Toomey

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Russell
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Toomey
Russell Toomey
Assistant Professor
Family Studies and Human Development
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-4009
I will be accepting graduate students for entry in 2016.
Areas of expertise: 
  • Adolescent development

  • Sexual orientation and gender diversity: identity development and experience with bias 

  • Latino youth: identity development and experience with bias

  • Intersections of multiple forms of oppression, discrimination, and bias

  • Sociocultural and contextual influences on health and development

  • Positive youth development

  • Advanced statistical analyses (latent modeling, structural equation modeling, social relations models)

 

 

Research Focus: 

Framed by the tenets of the minority stress model, intersectionality, and positive youth development, my research identifies malleable family and other salient contextual (i.e., school, community) features that contribute to and mitigate health disparities experienced by at-risk adolescents in the United States. Largely, my research has examined these relationships with explicit attention to the minority-specific stressors of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination that contribute to the disparate rates of negative outcomes experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents and Latino youth, and the protective factors (e.g., family support, acceptance) that buffer these associations. 

Although most of my work has examined these populations separately, my current research integrates these two distinct – but conceptually similar - lines of research, and focuses on how the amalgamation of individuals’ multiple marginalized identities contributes to their contextual experiences and well-being. 

 

Current Projects: 
  • Principal Investigator, Identifying Risk and Protective Factors to Inform Interventions for Sexual Minority Youth of Color at Risk for Disparate Health Outcomes, Supported by the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. Collaborators include Dr. Karla Anhalt (Kent State University) and Dr. Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute). 

  • Principal Investigator, Strengths and Supports in the Lives of LGBT Youth: An Examination of Suicide Attempts and Thriving, Funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Co-PI: Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).

  • Co-PI, Are you Red Raider Ready? Improving College and Career Readiness of Middle and High School Students in Painesville City Local Schools, Funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, PI: Cassandra Storlie (Kent State University).

  • Principal Investigator, Becoming an LGBT Athlete Ally, Co-PIs: Christi McGeorge and Tom Carlson (North Dakota State University).

 

 

Subjects Taught: 
  • Adolescent Development (undergraduate)

  • Structural Equation Modeling (graduate)

 

 

Select Publications: 

Toomey, R. B., & Storlie, C. A. (2015). School counselors’ intervention in bias-related incidents among Latino students. Journal of School Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.180/15388220.2015.1049354

Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Trajectories of problem behavior among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers: An examination of risk enhancing and reducing factors. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1037/lat0000028

Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Gender role attitudes across the transition to adolescent motherhood: A dyadic investigation of teenage mothers and their mother figures. Family Process. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/famp.12127

Toomey, R. B., Card, N. A., & Casper, D. M. (2014). Peers’ perceptions of adolescent gender nonconformity: Associations with overt and relational peer victimization and aggression. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 463-485. doi: 10.1177/0272431613495446

Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Williams, D. R., Harvey-Mendoza, E., Updegraff, K., & Jahromi, L. (2014). The impact of state-level immigration policy on health and service utilization of Mexican-origin teen mothers and their mother-figures. American Journal of Public Health, 104(S1), S28-S34. 

Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013a). An initial investigation of sexual minority youth involvement in school-based extracurricular activities. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 304-318. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00830.x

Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013b). Gay-straight alliances, social justice involvement, and school victimization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer youth: Implications for school well-being and future civic engagement. Youth & Society, 45, 500-522. doi: 10.1177/0044118X11422546

Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013c). The role of sexual orientation in school victimization: A meta-analysis. Youth & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0044118X13483778

Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. (2013). Measuring social support from mother-figures in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35, 195-213. doi: 10.1177/0739986312470636

Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2013). Ethnic identity development and ethnic discrimination: Examining associations with well-being over time for Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 825-833. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.06.004

 

Olena Kopystynska

Olena Kopystynska
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Kopystynska
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Olena
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Family Studies and Human Development
Graduate Student

Shannon Warren

Shannon Warren
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Warren
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Shannon
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Graduate Student

Maura Shramko

Maura Shramko
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Shramko
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Maura
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Graduate Student

Andrea Romero honored by Victoria Foundation

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Norton School Professor Andrea Romero is the recipient of the Dr. Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., Outstanding Latina/o Faculty Award, for her distinguished service in Higher Education. 

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For Father's Day, Norton School Researchers Show 5 Ways Dads Matter

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Norton School researchers researchers weigh in on how involved dads can make a difference, from the way they play with their children to the example they set for future fathers. Read more »

Norton School researchers researchers weigh in on how involved dads can make a difference, from the way they play with their children to the example they set for future fathers.

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Norton School Researchers Featured in 2015’s Best and Worst States for Working Dads

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As the contemporary working dad faces bigger challenges in his role as parent and provider, we asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the most important issues that concern his life. The contemporary dad no longer fits neatly into the standard of the married male breadwinner and disciplinarian.

Male parenting is not what it once was. Read more »

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