My research advances knowledge about pathways linking family, cultural, and community characteristics to the health and well being of U.S. adolescents from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. My current scholarship focuses on the cultural and contextual conditions that facilitate effective parenting of adolescents and, in turn, positive adolescent adjustment among immigrant Latino families in a new immigrant destination. In terms of teaching, I am engaged in teaching students social and behavioral science research methods and data analysis for the in-person and MPH@GW online program. My service continues in the form of professional commitments. I am on the editorial board for several peer-reviewed journals and a study section member for the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention (PDRP) Study Section of NIH.