Associate Professor Valerie Shapiro examines the prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and youth through the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of effective prevention practices.
Mack Distinguished Professor Jennifer Skeem's research focuses on the intersection between behavioral science and the justice system—with the goal of informing effective decision-making about people at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.
Professor of the Graduate School Steven P. Segal's research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness.
Associate Professor Adrian Aguilera’s research uses digital & mobile technologies to improve health & mental healthcare of low-income & ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino & Spanish-speaking populations.
Principal Investigators and Research Partners:
Principal Investigator: Hortensia Amaro, Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean's Professor of Social Work and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Co-Principal Investigator: Erin M. Kerrison, Assistant Professor, Berkeley Social Welfare
Associate Professor Paul Sterzing’s research focuses on polyvictimization, bullying victimization, and the links between familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization among sexual and gender minority youth and other vulnerable adolescent populations.
Professor Kurt Organista studies psychosocial problems within Chicanx and Latinx communities, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinx, and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinx.
Professor of the Graduate School Eileen Gambrill's research focuses on professional ethics and education; evidence-based practice; professional decision making; social learning theory; evaluation; and social skills training.