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Youth Development in Diverse Contexts

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Fordham's lab of Youth Development in Diverse Contexts (YDDC) examines the influence of various daily life experiences on developmental outcomes for youth and adolescents. We aim to understand the role of identity development, stress, and diverse contextual factors in determining psychosocial and academic trajectories for minority youth. YDDC research takes an ecosystemic approach, examining not only the role of racial experiences, but of many other factors on wellbeing, allowing for the development of a more holistic picture of youth functioning.

If you are an incoming first-year undergraduate at Fordham University, please view our Participation page. You can get started with the presurvey and access the online consent form. For information about the lab’s research projects, equipment, publications, members, or feedback from our student participants, please browse the website. Feel free to contact us with any questions via phone 718-817-5828 or email sleepstudy@fordham.edu / FUSS@fordham.edu

Ashley presenting her senior thesis at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring 2019)

Ashley presenting her senior thesis at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring 2019)

Jason's poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring 2019)

Jason's poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring 2019); "How Ruminative Response Exacerbates the Effects of the College Transition"

Presenting research on Capitol Hill: “Not All Kids Count Sheep: Racial Differences in Sleep”

Dr. Tiffany Yip (right) on Capitol Hill Dr. Tiffany Yip (left) on Capitol Hill

May 2019

Fordham University Sleep Study (FUSS) 2019 Recruitment

YDDC lab students standing at table recruiting for FUSS YDDC lab students sitting at table recruiting for FUSS

Biomarker Training with Dr. David Chae

YDDC lab members group photo with Dr. David Chae

September 2018

YDDC lab members group photo with Dr. David Chae

September 2019

YDDC lab members listening to training around a table
YDDC lab members listening to training around a table
YDDC lab members in training session

Summer Lab 2019

YDDC lab members group photo

Celebrating all of the hard work of the lab members over the summer and saying farewell and thank you to Amy and Jasmine as they go on to the next chapter of their journey!

21st Annual STEP Statewide Conference 2019 Photo with two students
21st Annual STEP Statewide Conference 2019

21st Annual STEP Statewide Conference 2019 -- Albany, NY. This three-day conference hosts a variety of Science and Technology activities and events for aspiring STEM field high school students. STEP students Jessica Figueroa and Ayooluwa Akintayo presented their poster “Exploring the Association Between Social Support, Racial/Ethnic Background, and Academic Performance”, winning 2nd place among 60+ posters in the Senior Division of the Social Science category of the Student Research Poster Competition.

YDDC - 2016 Division 45 Conference

(l. to r.) Bridgette, Jennefer, Sandra, Yijie and Sheena presenting at the 2016 Division 45 conference at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA