GABRIELA LIVAS STEIN, PH.D.
Gabriela Livas Stein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology within the Department of Psychology at UNCG. Dr. Stein received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child and family psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at University of California, San Diego/VA Consortium followed by a postdoctoral fellowship position at Duke University. Broadly, her research uses developmental psychopathology and cultural-ecological frameworks to investigate the impact of culturally relevant factors on the development of psychopathology for minoritized youth and their families. Dr. Stein’s program of research revolves around three themes: (1) understanding the role of familial cultural values in Latinx families and their impact on the development of Latinx youth, (2) identifying individual risk and protective processes for Latinx and other minoritized youth when facing cultural stressors (e.g., discrimination, acculturative stress), and (3) improving mental health treatment access for Latinx families in community mental health. Dr. Stein has been funded by NIMH, PCORI, and NIDA.
MICHELLE Y. MARTIN ROMERO, PH.D.
Michelle Y. Martin Romero, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Carolina Consortium on Human Development of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Martin Romero received her doctoral degree in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University. She currently works under the mentorship of Dr. Gabriela Stein (UNC-G) and Dr. Elan Hope (NCSU). Dr. Martin Romero’s program of research centers on critically investigating the ways in which youth of color contribute to and shape the health and well-being of their families. By positing youth as active agents, her work seeks to understand the contextual and developmental factors that influence youths’ contributions to the family’s everyday survival in low-socioeconomic, resource-poor settings. Her work employs a youth-centered participatory research approach that places emphasis on the voices and lived experiences of youth.
Current undergraduate students: Samantha Alvarado, Natalie Cholula, Shykira Farmer, Rosa Guzman Santos, Jayla Ingram, Anthony Juarez, Jasmine Lauture, Jocelyn Little, Dennise Lopez, Myles Metcalf, and Gabrielle Morris.
We have PSY 433 students every semester who help with data collection, data analyses, participate in weekly lab meetings, and volunteer with underserved communities. Students can also conduct their own research and present at local, regional, and national conferences. We have had many students conduct URSCO projects as well as participate in fellowship and programs supporting undergraduate research endeavors.