Nancy Gonzales

Personal Info

Nancy Gonzales


Women and Philanthropy Dean's Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology (Clinical), Principal Research Core, Prevention Research Center, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


PhD, University of Washington, 1992

Research Interests

Dr. Gonzales' primary research interests focus on cultural and contextual influences on adolescent mental health. Her work includes research on the role of neighborhood disadvantage and acculturation on children's mental health and on how these influences are mediated or moderated by family processes within Mexican American and African American families. She also is involved in the development and evaluation of culturally sensitive interventions for Mexican American and African American families.

Areas include: Culture / Ethnic Issues in Prevention Research; Prevention of Mexican American School Dropout and Mental Health Problems; Acculturation and Enculturation of Mexican American Children and Families; Contextual Influences on Adolescent Development\


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