Dr. Joyce Ogurinde is an assistant professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Houston. Her research focus is to extend the understanding of cultural meanings associated with sport for African-American communities and to redefine those meanings to create sport programs that can be leveraged to redress health, social, and economic disparities. She aims to determine key practical implications for creating sustainable sport for development programs within marginalized communities that redress the various disparities facing African-American communities.
Dr. Tracey Ledoux is an associate professor at the University of Houston. Her research focus includes developing interventions to improve eating and behaviors of all Americans. She does this by improving the understanding, prevention, and correcting overeating behaviors in the early family unit.
Dr. Sascha Hein is an assistant professor in the Psychological Health and Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston. His research focus ranges from environmental influences on cognitive development in diverse cultures to understanding the relation between education, mental health, social-emotional development and delinquent behaviors in children and adolescents. He also focuses on influences of the school and family environment on different indicators of intelligence of students in Zambia and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Consuelo Arbona is a professor in Psychological Health and Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston. Her research focus includes issues of ethnic identity, minority stress and acculturation in relation to psychological adjustment and career development with a focus on Latina/o populations. She is currently investigating depression as a mediator in the relation of minority stress to academic outcomes and the role of cognitive vulnerabilities to depression and anxiety among Latina/o college students.
Dr. Han Joe Kim is an assistant professor in the Psychological Health and Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston. His research focus is the measurement and quantitative methods implemented in psychology and education. Some of the topics of interest are causal inference, quasi-experimental methods, multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, mediation analysis, measurement theory, cognitive diagnostic modeling and computerized adaptive testing.
Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Munoz is an associate professor in the Psychological Health and Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston. Her research focus is on issues related to opportunity to learn in multilingual classroom settings. This interdisciplinary approach centers on the intersection of cognition, learning, assessment, and language development. Her work involves STEM teaching and learning, the assessment and instruction of culturally and linguistically diverse students, the impact of opportunity to learn on engagement and achievement, and content-are literacy development for English learners.