Andrea Romero

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Associate Professor

Telephone: 

(520) 621-5583

Fax: 

(520) 621-7966

Office: 

McClelland Park, Room 226

Andrea Romero is an associate professor in the department. She also has appointments in Psychology and Family Studies & Human Development. 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. One of her research projects is a hip-hop based curriculum to prevent substance use and increase physical activity by empowering youth through their ethnic identity and neighborhood resources. She is currently collaborating with the City of South Tucson Drug Free Community to prevent youth substance use. She teaches MAS 280: Social Perspectives in Mexican American Studies; MAS 365: Latinos/as: Emerging Social Issues; and MAS 587: Chicana Gender Perspectives. To visit Prof. Romero's web page, go to http://fp.arizona.edu/profromero/