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Family Studies and Human Development

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.

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Dr. Melissa Barnett
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Adam Clark, Ph.D.

First Name: 
Adam
Last Name: 
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, Ph.D.

First Name: 
Russell
Last Name: 
Toomey
Russell Toomey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chair, Youth Development and Resilience Initiative, FMI
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 2017. Please contact me for more information!
Areas of expertise: 
  • Positive youth development / adolescent development

  • Sexual orientation and gender diversity: identity development and experience with minority stress

  • Latinx youth: identity development and experience with minority stress

  • Intersections of multiple forms of minority stress 

  • Sociocultural and contextual influences on health and development

  • Advanced statistical analyses (latent modeling, structural equation modeling)

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 marginalized 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 sexual and gender diverse adolescents and Latinx 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: Dr. Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).

  • Principal Investiagor, Pilot Study of a Family-Focused Intervention to Support Transgender and Gender Creative Youth and Their Families, Funded by the University of Arizona Transgender Studies Initiative Faculty Research Grant, Co-PI: Dr. Michele Walsh (University of Arizona). 

  • Co-Organizor, Intersectionality in the Developmental Sciences Working Group, Funded by the Society for Reserach on Adolescence, Co-Organizor: Dr. Carlos Santos (Arizona State University).

Subjects Taught: 
  • Adolescent Development (undergraduate) - FSHD 377

  • Structural Equation Modeling (graduate) - FSHD 607a

 

 

Select Publications: 

Publications since 2015: If you would like a copy of any of these publications, please email me.

  1. Toomey, R. B., & Anhalt, K. (in press). Mindfulness as a coping strategy for bias-based school victimization among Latina/o sexual minority youth. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
  2. Toomey, R. B., McGeorge, C. R., & Carlson, T. S. (in press). LGBTQ ally development and engagement in sports: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Intercollegiate Sports.
  3. Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2016). Risky behaviors and educational attainment among Mexican-origin mothers: The role of acculturative stress and the educational aspiration-expectation gap. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 52, 13-26. doi:10.1016/j.ijntrel.2016.02.003
  4. Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Jahromi, L. B, & Updegraff, K. A. (2016). Measuring cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors of Mexican-origin mothers with young children: A longitudinal investigation. Family Relations. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/fare.12196
  5. McGuire, J. K., Kuvalanka, K. A., Catalpa, J. M., & Toomey, R. B. (2016). Transfamily theory: How the presence of trans* family members informs gender development in families. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 60-73. doi:10.1111/jftr.12125
  6. Russell, S. T., Day, J. K., Ioverno, S., & Toomey, R. B. (2016). Are school policies focused on sexual orientation and gender identity associated with less bullying? Teachers’ perspectives. Journal of School Psychology, 54(1), 29-38. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2015.10.005
  7. Storlie, C. A., & Toomey, R. B. (2016). Professional school counselor perceptions of systemic barriers affecting Latino students: Implications for socially just preparation and practice. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8(2). Advance online publication. doi:10.7729/82.1156
  8. Toomey, R. B., Anhalt, K., & Shramko, M. (2016). An examination of the validity and reliability of a measure of sexual orientation identity exploration, resolution, and affirmation. Self & Identity, 15, 488-504. doi:10.1080/15298868.2016.1157516
  9. Toomey, R. B., Huynh, V. W., Jones, S. K., Lee, S., & Revels-Macalinao, M. (2016). Sexual minority youth of color: A content analysis and critical review of the literature. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19359705.2016.1217499
  10. Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2016). The role of sexual orientation in school victimization: A meta-analysis. Youth & Society, 48(2), 176-201. doi: 10.1177/0044118X13483778
  11. Bravo, D., Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Growth trajectories of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ educational expectations. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0165025415616199
  12. Derlan, C. L., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Person-environment fit: Everyday conflict and coparenting conflict in Mexican-origin teen mother families. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1), 136-145. doi:10.1037/a0037069
  13. McGeorge, C. R., Carlson, T. S., & Toomey, R. B. (2015a). An exploration of family therapists’ beliefs about the ethics of conversion therapy: The influence of negative beliefs and clinical competence with LGB clients. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 42-56. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12040
  14. McGeorge, C. R., Carlson, T. S., & Toomey, R. B. (2015b). Assessing lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative training in couple and family therapy: Establishing the validity of the faculty version of the affirmative training inventory. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 57-71. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12054
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Gender role attitudes across the transition to adolescent motherhood in Mexican-origin families. Family Process, 54, 247-262. doi: 10.1111/famp.12127
  18. Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Tynes, B. M., Toomey, R. B., Williams, D. R., & Mitchell, K. (2015). Latino adolescents’ perceived discrimination in online and off-line settings: An examination of cultural risk and protective factors. Developmental Psychology, 51, 87-100. doi: 10.1037/a0038432

Olena Kopystynska

Olena Kopystynska
Last Name: 
Kopystynska
First Name: 
Olena
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS Family and Human Development, Arizona State University; BS Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
Hometown: 
Lviv, Ukraine and Phoenix, AZ

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2016)The interplay of maternal sensitivity and gentle control when predicting children's subsequent academic functioning: Evidence of mediation by effortful control. Developmental Psychology, 52(6), 909-921. doi:10.1037/dev0000122

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS  

Kopystynska, O., Paschall, K. W., & Barnett, M. A. (accepted). Change and stability of parental conflict using person-centered approach. Poster to be presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN in November, 2016.

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, November). Marital satisfaction and parent-child relationship predict child affect. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). Prospective relations of maternal gentle control to children’s effortful control and academic functioning: Moderation by sensitivity. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant, 2016

Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant, 2015

Graduate Access Fellowship, 2015

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Council on Family Relations

Society for Research in Child Development

Graduate Student

Shannon Warren

Shannon Warren
Last Name: 
Warren
First Name: 
Shannon
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development

Shannon Warren is a first year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development.  As a University of Arizona College of Education alumni, Shannon has professional experience teaching i Read more »

Graduate Student

Maura Shramko

Maura Shramko
Last Name: 
Shramko
First Name: 
Maura
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota; American Studies, Macalester College
Hometown: 
St. Paul, MN

I am a first year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development, working with Dr. Andrea Romero. Read more »

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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Norton School Alum Receives CALS Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Colien Hefferan (BS Home Economics '71) received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony on Friday, May 1st, 2015. Read more »

Dr. Colien Hefferan (BS Home Economics '71) received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony on Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Event Date: 
May 1, 2015
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