Andrea Romero

About Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero is a Professor in Family Studies and Human Development and the Director of the Frances McClelland Institute for Children,Youth and Families. She also has appointments in Mexican American Studies, 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, participatory action research, and adolescent health.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 has written several scientific journal articles on her research demonstrating the protective effects of ethnic identity, familism, and civic engagement of youth. She has also written two books, including "Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas" and "Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention." She teaches FSHD 117 Lifespan Development and FSHD 496z Community Based Approaches to Close the Achievement Gap. To visit Prof. Romero's web page, go to

Areas of Study

  • 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
Fitch Nesbitt Professor, Director Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families
Telephone: (520) 621-1231
Office: McClelland Park, Room 235D


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

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

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