Dr. Noé Rubén Chávez is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Chávez earned his BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. He earned his MA in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and his PhD in Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed two postdoctoral research fellowships – the first fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics, and the second fellowship at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Latinx Psychology, American Journal of Community Psychology, and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. His current research interests include: health equity, youth mental health, youth participatory action research (YPAR), identity development, and developing and evaluating interventions to support the well-being of students of color pursuing health related careers. Dr. Chávez is currently collaborating with the Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (in South Los Angeles), to create more youth-centered and arts-based methods for promoting community healing.
- Health equity
- Youth mental health
- Community mental health and healing justice
- Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)
- Youth identity
- Youth positive development
- Developing and evaluating interventions to support the well-being of students of color pursuing health related careers