|Previous portrait||Dr. Noelle Hurd
Assistant Professor, Psychology
College & Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
CAREER FOCUSI have spent the past 10+ years trying to better understand factors that promote resilient outcomes among marginalized youth. We know that most youth who experience disadvantage are able to show healthy adjustment in the face of adversity. My research aims to better understand what factors contribute to resilience and how those processes can be replicated to promote more equitable outcomes among marginalized groups. A particular area of inquiry has been the role of intergenerational relationships between adolescents and supportive non-parental adults in facilitating resilience across sensitive developmental periods.My research interests have stayed constant over time. I have experienced revitalized passion for this work in the context of current events. As we have witnessed greater attempts by some to push valued members of society to the margins, I have felt ever more committed to advancing my research agenda.
I am excited by the application of my research findings to policy and practice. My research has focused on better understanding mechanisms of influence as well as opportunities to intervene to foster supportive relationships between marginalized youth and the adults in their everyday lives. It is exciting to know that findings from my current research projects may be used to improve the life trajectories of marginalized youth.
LEARN MORELearn more about Dr. Hurd’s work as director of the Promoting Healthy Adolescent Development (PHAD) Lab
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