Andrea Romero

About Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero is an associate professor in the department. She also has appointments in Family Studies & Human Development. She has courtesy appointments in Psychology, Gender and Women's Studies, and Latin American Studies. Born in Visalia, California, she grew up in the Southwest United States, including Vallejo, California; Oxnard, California; El Paso, Texas; and Farmington, New Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology with emphasis in quantitative methodology, Latino/a psychology, and adolescent health. Her research interests include studying cultural factors that may prevent ethnic and racial health disparities. She has published several articles that focus on sources of resiliency found in ethnic identity, families, and low-income neighborhoods. Her research is based on community-based participatory action research methods to end health disparities and close the education achievement gap for Mexican descent adolescents. She teaches MAS 280: Social Perspectives in Mexican American Studies; FSHD 117 Lifespan Development; FSHD 496z Community Based Approaches to Close the Achievement Gap. To visit Prof. Romero's web page, go to

Areas of Study

  • Social Psychology
  • Community-based Health Promotion
  • Adolescence
  • Neighborhoods
  • Families
  • Youth Mental well-being
  • Bicultural Stress (Stress due to discrimination, family cultural conflict, language)
  • Ethnic identity
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Contact Information

Andrea Romero
Associate Professor
Telephone: (520) 621-5583
Fax: (520) 621-7966
Office: McClelland Park, Room 301H


Ph.D. Applied Social Psychology 1997, Minor: Quantitative Methods, Psychology Department, University of Houston

M.A. Applied Social Psychology, 1995, Psychology Department, University of Houston

B.A. Chemistry, 1993, Minor: Psychology, Texas A & M University