Community & prevention research 

 

 

 graduate students

 TeresaBorowski Teresa Borowski
Advisor: Dr. Roger Weissberg
BSB 1080
E-mail: borowski1@uic.edu            


Education: BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: promotion of social and emotional competencies through the arts (dance, drama, music, spoken word, visual arts, etc.); community-based prevention and intervention; social and emotional learning through the life span; connections between mental/emotional and physical health; SEL and mindfulness; influences of culture and context; diversity, equity, and social justice; cultural relevance of programs; youth voice.


 Emily Bray Emily Bray
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Roy
BSB 1073
E-mail: ebray3@uic.edu            


Education
: BS, Vassar College; MA, NYU

Research Interests: Refugee and asylum seeker lived experience, survivors or torture, participatory research, program evaluation.


 AndreaDaViera Andrea DaViera
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Roy
Email: adavie6@uic.edu

Education: BS, Purdue University, 2015

Research interests: Neighborhood and community characteristics, violence/violent crime exposure, child and adolescent development, school readiness, academic outcomes, health and risk-taking behaviors, promoting positive parenting, promoting resiliency, mental health/wellness, community engagement/empowerment, and activism.  
 SarahHernandez Sarah Hernandez
Advisor: Dr. Hebert-Beirne and Dr. Kate Zinsser
BSB 1073
E-mail: sherna37@uic.edu

Education: BA, New College of Florida, 2012; MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015

Research interests: Community based participatory research, program evaluation, community health assessment, knowledge translation and dissemination, Latinx specific social and structural determinants of health, urban agriculture in health promotion, environmental justice.


         
  Ana Genkova
Advisor: Dr. Ed Trickett and Dr. Roger Weissberg           
BSB 1080
E-mail: agenko2@uic.edu

Education: BA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009; MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011

Research Interests: Connection between culture and wellbeing, Organization and Empowerment in an immigrant Latino organization


          
    Amber Kraft           
BSB 1080
E-mail: akraft3@uic.edu
                          
 ChristenPark Christen Park 
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Zinsser
BSB 1059
E-mail: cpark39@uic.edu

Education: BA, Miami University of Ohio; MS, Erikson Institute 

Research Interests: Well-being of children, their families, and the communities they grow up in; what practitioners across service modalities (home based child care, home visiting programs) do well with children to create lasting change; relational and contextual influences on children's development. 

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  Catherine Pichardo
Advisor: Dr. Kristine Molina
BSB 1063
E-mail: cpicha@uic.edu

  Hillary Rowe
BSB 1073
E-mail: hrowe@uic.edu

 CarlosRosas Carlos E. Rosas
Advisor: Dr. Kristine Molina
BSB 1064
E-mail: crosas6@uic.edu

Education: BA, California State University San Marcos, 2015

 

Research Interests: Social determinants of health among Latina/os and other marginalized groups, inter- and intra-group discrimination, risky behaviors, coping mechanisms, social stressors, immigration, mental and physical health, community-based participatory research, and health interventions. 

 CallieSilver Callie Silver
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Zinsser
BSB 1080
E-mail: hsilve2@uic.edu  

Education: BS, Cornell University, 2016

 

Research Interests: Child and family social policy, social-emotional learning through the life span, low-income populations and resource inequality, community-family-school protective factors, early childhood education interventions, disciplinary action in school settings, teacher/caretaker-child relationships, prevention of adolescent risky behaviors/substance use.

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 LuzTorres Luz Torres 
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Zinsser 
BSB 1061
E-mail: ltorre9@uic.edu 

Education: BA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014.  M.Ed., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017.

Research Interests: teacher mental health, education policy, social-emotional teaching & learning, educational disparities in low-socioeconomic communities, professional development in early childhood education, and teacher's emotional competence and how it influences interactions in early childhood classrooms. 

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 MarbellaUriostegui Marbella Uriostegui
Advisor: Dr. Kristine Molina
BSB 1059
E-mail: murios3@uic.edu  

Education: BA, California State University Los Angeles, 2015 

Research Interests: Social and structural determinants of academic outcomes and overall well-being across the life course among people of color, strength-based approaches, associations between and racial/ethnic and gender disparities in education and health.