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Andrea Romero, Ph.D.

Term of office: 2020-2021
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Arizona
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Dr. Romero has a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology, and is Professor in Family Studies and Human Development and currently Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs at the University of Arizona. Her research examines cultural, familial, and resilience factors associated with Latinx adolescent health disparities of mental health and substance use. She has been a leader in research to understand how navigating bicultural contexts is associated with stress among Latinx, Asian and White youth and young adults. A central element of Dr. Romero’s methodological approach is that of participatory action research, which is done in dialogue and collaboration with community members for substance use prevention and creating college-going culture. She has been an NLPA member since 2002, where she was on the leadership council to develop the first website. She also served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Latinx Psychology for four years and recently co-edited a special issue for the journal on methods with Latinx populations. She is dedicated to growing NLPA for future generations of scholars. 



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