Stephanie Andrea Torres

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    College: Education Department: Educational Psychology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1408 ETMSW Phone: 312-996-732
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My program of research focuses on contexts of risk and resilience among low-income, Latino/Latina/Latinx communities, particularly Latinx families impacted by immigration-related stress. I am interested in utilizing a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to develop, disseminate, and implement school- and community-based programs that promote well-being and mental health among Latinx immigrant families. CBPR means that we strive to work "with" communities, not "on" communities. My current project works with a community-based organization in Chicago and aims to develop and pilot test a community-based, multilevel (community, family, individual) intervention that addresses stress and promotes resilience in the context of structural racism for Latinx immigrant parents and youth.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students who are interested in psychology, education, public health, and other related fields are welcome!

    Preference for students who are bilingual in English and Spanish given our work with communities is primarily conducted in Spanish.

    Working knowledge of research methods through a course or prior lab experience is preferred, but not required.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Research assistants are required to participate in weekly lab meetings. RA's may be asked to:
    -Coordinate and schedule meetings with community partners
    -Attend meetings with community partners
    -Contribute to developing activities for a new
    intervention focused on reducing stress
    -Collect, process, and manage data
    -Conduct literature reviews
    -Have opportunities to collaborate on posters and papers

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