Faculty, Staff and Students
Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D . is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology. He also is a Senior Scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Fuligni and his collaborators employ multiple methods to study the interaction between socio-cultural experience and biobehavioral development during adolescence and young adulthood, with particular attention to teenagers from Latin American, Asian, European, and immigrant backgrounds. Receiving his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan, he was a recipient of the American Psychological Association's Boyd McCandless Award for Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology, a William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award, a FIRST award from NICHD, and he is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Fuligni recently completed a six-year term an Associate Editor of the journal Child Development.
Students & Staff
Daisy Camacho  is interested in working with adolescents' contextual factors, such as parents, family, and neighborhood, to positively impact the academic achievement of populations underrepresented in education, such as low-income, first-generation ethnic minority students.
Melissa Chan  examines the impact of acculturation-related stress on the physical and mental health of adolescents. She is particularly interested in working with the Asian and Latino American immigrant population given that these two groups are the largest immigrant groups. CV .
Jessica Chiang  examines how social experiences affect physiological functioning to influence risk for adverse health outcomes. She is particularly interested in how social experiences during times of significant development and increased neurobiological plasticity may shape immune, neuroendocrine, and autonomic functioning.
Diane Goldenberg  examines the relationship between adolescent brain development and risk-taking behaviors that typically emerge during this period. She is particularly interested in relating neuroimaging findings to real-world activities from adolescents' daily lives.
Shu-Sha Angie Guan  studies the immigrant experience and new media. She is interested in how they shape socio-emotional, cognitive, & identity development in youth and young adults.
Stephanie Kiesow is interested in the ways in which daily experiences in adolescents’ live shape their susceptibility for health problems in the future. She is interested in examining cortisol and the ways in which interpersonal relationships and physical activity may moderate stress levels.
Joanna Kim  studies how parents' socialization goals and behaviors affect child outcomes. She is particularly interested in how parenting and family processes may increase risk or be protective of mental health issues and how these relationships may vary across cultural and ecological contexts.
Kim M. Tsai  is interested in the impact of culture on the academic and social adjustment of ethnic minorities, including immigrants and first-generation young adults. Currently, she focuses on ethnic identity development during the transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Oscar Baldelomar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Grace Chung, Ph.D ., is an Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Child Development at Seoul National University.
Guadalupe Espinoza, Ph.D. , is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton.
Lisa Flook, Ph.D. , is an Assistant Scientist at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Carrie Gillen-O'Neel, Ph.D. , is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Macalester College.
Virginia Huynh, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at California State University, Northridge.
Lisa Kiang, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University.
Christina Hardway, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Merrimack College.
Carrie Masten, Ph.D. , is a Research Scientist at the State of California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
Heejung Park, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College.
Jennifer H. Pfeifer, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon.
Eva H. Telzer, Ph.D. , is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Melissa R. Witkow, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Willamette University.
Jenjira Yahirun, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Researcher, Center on the Family, at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.