Current Projects

Pathways to Resilience Project

We are studying risk and resilience among Black youth involved in the juvenile justice system. If you are a young person (age 12-17) in Southern California who recently encountered the justice system, we would love to hear your story!

Email us at: or call: (951) 827-2535

Pathways Recruitment Flyer (PDF)


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IRB-approved recruitment flyer


Investigating Racial/Ethnic Identity Shifting (IRIS)


This online, multi-university study seeks to understand how racial/ethnic minority young adults modify or “shift” their behavior in different social contexts, and implications of identity shifting for health and well-being.











The MedLab Experience

MedLabBased in Chicago, this study examines the effects of a high-tech, interactive educational experience on diverse urban youth. Of particular interest is the exhibit’s ability to shape young people’s STEM career interests and perceptions of belonging in those fields. This project is a partnership between the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of California, Riverside and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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