While research on lesbian, gay and bisexual youth has increased in recent years, these studies often fail to look at the experiences of young people of color, leading to wide gaps in understanding the experience of sexual minority youth who also are part of a racial or ethnic minority, says Dr. Russell Toomey.
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SRA Working Groups to Envision the Future of our Science is a new SRA initiative to sponsor working groups seeking to advance the science of adolescence by systematically envisioning specific domains of future research, and Dr. Russ Toomey is bringing one to the Norton School.
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Working Groups to Envision the Future of our Science is a new SRA initiative to sponsor working groups seeking to advance the science of adolescence by sys Read more »
The concept of bidirectionality represents a process of mutual influence between parent and child, whereby each influences the other as well as the dyadic relationship.
The concept of bidirectionality represents a proce Read more »
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)
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.
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).
Adolescent Development (undergraduate) - FSHD 377
Structural Equation Modeling (graduate) - FSHD 607a
Publications since 2015: If you would like a copy of any of these publications, please email me.
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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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.
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.