Race and Youth Development

The Race and Youth Development Research (RaYDR) Group aims to generate and disseminate applied research and best practice interventions that promotes racial equity in outcomes among youth. This interdisciplinary team of researchers, educators, social workers, medical professionals, and psychologists has developed and conducted some of the nation’s premier work on African American youth development, particularly as it pertains to racial socialization, parent supports, and school discipline experiences. The efforts of this group are made possible through generous funding and research partnerships with the Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Study at Children’s Hospital, the Institute of Educational Sciences, RK Mellon Foundation, and the Staunton Farm Foundation.

People

 

PI: 
James P. Huguley
School of Social Work
Co-PI: 
Ming-Te Wang
School of Education
Co-PI: 
Rachel Vaughn- Coaxum 
Department of Psychiatry
Co-PI:
John M. Wallace, Jr.
School of Social Work
Co-I:
Paula Powe
Department of Psychiatry 
Co-I: 
Debby Moon
School of Social Work
Co-I: 
Kaleab Abebe
School of Medicine
Co-I:
Liz Miller
UPMC Children's Hospital

 

 

Research Coordinator:
Rachelle Haynik
School of Social Work
Program and Outreach Coordinator:
Monica Henderson
School of Social Work

 

 

 

Doctoral Fellow:
Cecily Davis
School of Social Work
Doctoral Fellow:
Bianca DeBellis
School of Social Work 
Doctoral Fellow:
Sommer Blair
School of Social Work

 

 

Additional Resources

2020-2021

Riana Elyse Anderson PhD, LCP, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Healing Racial Trauma: Racial Socialization as a Clinical Strategy for Black Youth. View Video of Lecture > >

James P. Huguley, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students of Color and Students with Disabilities. View Video of Lecture > > 

John Diamond, Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Reframing Suburbs: Examining Issues of Racial Equity in Suburban Schools. View Video of Lecture > >

2019-2020

Michael A Lindsey. Executive Director, NYU McSilver Institute, NYU Silver School of Social Work, New York University, and Aspen Health Innovator Fellow, The Aspen Institute. “Ring the Alarm: A Mental Health Crisis of Black Youth.”  View Video of Lecture > >

Desmond Patton Ph.D., Colombia University School of Social Work. Confronting Racial bias in the Use of Social Media Data and Al Tools for Gun Violence Prevention. View Video of Lecture > >

Daren Graves, Simmons University, & Scott Seider, Boston College. Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice. View Video of Lecture > >

2017-2018

Littisha Bates Ph.D., University of Cincinati. Navigating Schools Inequality: How Parents Pursue Magnet School AdmissionsView Video of Lecture > >

Kevin Thomas Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Univesity. Parental Human-Capital, Low Skilled Jobs, and Racial Disparities in Child Poverty in Immigrant FamiliesView Video of Lecture > >