Alexa entered the Developmental Psychology Program at FIU in the Fall of 2017. Her research focuses on the ways in which attitudes towards modes of immigration affect sterotyping beliefs and mental health outcomes. She has a particular interest in identifying these outcomes among Latin American Diaspora communities across the United States.
Elsa joined our lab in Fall 2018. Her research examines gender identity, cultural norms, and familial values' influence on Latina's motivations to enter STEM disciplines. Elsa is particularly interested in these processes among women in STEM preparation programs. Elsa conducts mixed methods research focused on adolescent through emerging adult Latina populations.
EDUARDO DE LA VEGA
Eduardo entered the Developmental Sciences Doctoral program in Fall 2019. Eduardo is interested in global health, and mixed methodologies as they apply to masculity norms and well being outcomes among Latino populations. He is particularly interested in the ways in which culture informs ideas about masculnity, and how these shape perceptions of help seeking and leadership behaviors both in the United States and Colombia.
Claire entered the program in the Fall of 2017. Her research examines the ways in which gender, race and contextual experiences perceptions inform individuals' perceptions of human trafficking across diverse communities. Claire is also interested in identifying the familial and social network processes that shape the experiences and decision making processes of trafficked victims both in the United States and India.
Health Promotion & Behavior
Shaina is co- mentored by Dr. Mariana Sanchez
. A fellow in the FIU-Health Disparities Initiative, a NIMHD-funded program with the goal of training the next generation of doctoral level health disparities researchers, Shaina's research examines structural barriers that impact health care access and utilization among gender minorities.
JACQUELINE "Jackie" MOSES
Jackie is co- mentored by Dr. Stacy Frazier
. Jackie's research interests center on the leveraging of naturally- occurring, culturally- relevant resources and protective factors as a means of facilitating positive youth development. She is interested in examining these phenomena within ethnic minority and underserved adolescent populations. Jackie also has expertise in the conducting of clinical assessments with populations in low resource communities.
Ana Lucia Rodriguez
Ana utilizes network analysis methods to identify the multi- layered relationships between belief systems, interpersonal interactions and health inequity outcomes. She is interested identifying the intersecting relationship of social networks and decision making in the context of STI and IPV in global contexts. Ana has already conducted reseach Colombia and India witth adolescent and emerging adult pouplations.