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Mayra Bamaca

Associate Professor
Research Interests: 

As a developmental scientist, I am guided by developmental-contextual frameworks to answer questions about how culture, families, peers, neighborhoods, and other racialized contexts (e.g., schools) interconnect with individual development and inform Latinx adolescent behavioral patterns and health-related outcomes (depressive symptoms, substance use, and sexual behaviors). This focus aligns well with the Dynamic Biopsychosocial Model of Health (Lehman, David, & Graber, 2017) as my work takes an interdisciplinary perspective to examine the embeddedness of culture, context, and development to the study of adolescent health-related outcomes.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts