We focus on supporting individuals on their life journey, whether they are undergrads, graduate students, post-docs, or community members. For many, this means a productive careers in academic or in a clinical settings, but we believe training in research scholarship and community engaged work serves those in all career paths.
We work to improve clinical and educational outcomes for underserved communities across the state. This means partnering with our communities, with everyone bringing their resources and expertise to the table.
WORKING FOR AND ALONGSIDE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Our communities are filled with strength and resilience. Our research focuses on the protective aspects of culture, community, and family, as the unique risks and challenges faced by immigrant communities and communities of color.
LEVERAGING ASSET BASED APPROACHES
STRONG MINDS, STRONG COMMUNITIES
An NIMH collaborative R01 grant testing a community health worker model of delivery of mental health services for underserved communities (including services in Spanish for Latinx populations).
Collaborators: Kari Eddington (UNCG co-PI) & Margarita Alegria (PI at collaborative site Health Disparities Unit, MGH)
Funding: National Institutes for Mental Health R01 Grant, 2019-2024
ONE TALK AT A TIME
A study examining prevention program to facilitate racial/ethnic socialization processes in Latinx, East-Asian American, and African American youth and their families.
Collaborators: Stephanie Irby Coard, PhD (UNCG), Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest), Veronica Cole, PhD (Wake Forest), & Michelle Martin-Romero, PhD (UNCG).
Funding: UNCG Strategic Seed Grant & WT Grant (2022-2025)
SUCCUMBING, SURVIVING, AND THRIVING
The Development of Low-Income Students in the Long Shadow of COVID-19: This 5-year longitudinal R01 study examines the effects of pandemic-induced education and family-based disruptions on child functioning. Moderating factors, including pre-COVID-19 strengths, vulnerabilities, and protective factors especially important for diverse youth will be tested.
Collaborators: Anna Johnson, Ph.D. (Georgetown), Deborah Phillips, Ph.D., (Georgetown), Seth Pollak, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)
Promotoras: Building Capacity of Latinx Community Health Workers to Ensure Behavioral Health PCOR: This 2-year community-engaged project brings together Latinx Community Health Workers, Latinx teens, and Latinx parents to develop a research and clinical agenda for supporting mental health in Latinx teens
Collaborators: El Futuro, Inc.
A study examining facilators and barriers to racial/ethnic socialization processes in Mexican American, Chinese American, African American, and Black immigrant youth and their families. Data collection underway.
Collaborators: Stephanie Irby Coard, PhD (UNCG), Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), and Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest)
Funding: UNCG Strategic Seed Grant
A study examining the comparative effectiveness of an activation intervention for Latino families raising children with mental health needs. Data collection completed. A study examining facilators and barriers to racial/ethnic socialization processes in Mexican American, Chinese American, African American, and Black immigrant youth and their families.
Collaborators: Kathleen Thomas, PhD (UNC SHEPS)
LA FAMILIA EN CAROLINA
A research study examining how cultural experiences, family relationships, and school impact psychological adjustment for Latino/a middle school students. Data collection completed.
Collaborators: Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest), Andrew Supple, PhD (UNCG)
Funding: UNCG Regular Faculty Grant and Wake Forest Faculty Grant
A multi-site study examining identity and socialization processes in multiracial emerging adults. Data collection underway.
Collaborators: Clarissa Abidog, (ASU), Annabelle Atkin (ASU), Keita Christophe (UNCG), Abigail Gabriel (ASU), Richard Lee, PhD (University of Minnesota), Christine Wu (University of Minnesota), Hyung Chol (Brandon) Yoo, PhD
Multi-RASCS is a collaborative project across multiple universities to understand what contributes to parental efficacy in racial-ethnic socialization across Asian American, Latinx, African-American, and White parents of adolescents.
Collaborators: Riana Anderson (University of Michigan), Keita Christophe (Wake Forest), Shawn Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University), Lisa Kiang (Wake Forest), & Howard Stevenson (University of Pennsylvania)
VOCES is a study to understand how COVID-19 and stress impacts psychological and academic functioning in Latinx youth and the cultural resilience factors that serve to protect youth.
Funding: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) grant to Jordan Anderson.
OUR RESEARCH & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
We attempt to identify cultural processes and values, such as parent-child relationships, cultural socialization, and familism, that impacts psychological and educational outcomes in kids of color.
Christophe, N. K., & Stein, G. L. (2022). Facilitating the study of familism across racial/ethnic groups: Creation of the Short Attitudinal Familism Scale. Journal of Family Psychology.
Mejia, Y., Taylor, L. K., Stein, G. L., & Gonzalez, L. M. (2022). Predicting Longitudinal Changes in Familism in an Emerging Immigrant Context. Journal of Family Issues, 43(1), 124-140.
Salcido, V. V., Christophe, N. K., & Stein, G. L. (2021). Familism and psychological wellbeing among Latinx youth: The role of parental alcohol use. Journal of Family Psychology.
Sircar, J. K., Mejia, Y. C., Stein, G. L., Plunkett, S. W., & Patel, P. (2021). The role of familism pride in maintaining family functioning for Latinx college students. Journal of Latinx Psychology.
Stein, G.L., Cavanaugh, A.*, Castro-Schilo, L., Mejia, Y.M.* & Plunkett, S. (2019). Making my family proud: The unique contribution of familism pride to the psychological adjustement of Latino emerging adults. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Kulish, A.*,Cavanaugh, A*., Stein, G.L., Kiang, L., Gonzalez, L., Supple, A., & Mejia, Y. (2019). Ethnic-racial Socialization in Latino Families: The Influence of Mothers’ Socialization Practices on Adolescent Private Regard, Familism Values, and Perceived Ethnic-racial Discrimination. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Stein, G.L., Coard, S.I., Kiang, L., Smith, K.*, & Mejia, Y*. (2018). The intersection of racial-ethnic socialization and adolescence: A closer examination at stage-salient issues. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Stein, G. L., Gonzalez, L. M., Cupito, A. M.*, Kiang, L., & Supple, A. J. (2015). The protective role of familism in the lives of Latino adolescents. Journal of Family Issues, 36(10), 1255-1273.
Cupito, A. M*., Stein, G. L., & Gonzalez, L. M. (2015). Familial Cultural Values, Depressive Symptoms, School Belonging and Grades in Latino Adolescents: Does Gender Matter?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1638-1649.
Stein, G. L., Cupito, A. M*., Mendez, J. L., Prandoni, J*., Huq, N*., & Westerberg, D*. (2014). Familism through a developmental lens. Journal Of Latina/O Psychology, 2(4), 224-250. doi:10.1037/lat0000025
Gonzalez, L. M., Stein, G. L., & Huq, N. (2013). The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college-going beliefs and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. Hispanic Journal Of Behavioral Sciences, 35(1), 103-120. doi:10.1177/0739986312463002