Faculty Mentors

Marcela Raffaelli, PhD

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Marcela Raffaelli is a Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. Raffaelli’s research is focused on the developmental risk and resilience among diverse populations (e.g., homeless and impoverished Brazilian youth, children of divorce, immigrant families), adaptation and well-being of rural Latino youth and families, and gender-related socialization in Latino families. She received her PhD in Psychology in Human Development from the University of Chicago in 1990.

Selected Publications:
Raffaelli, M., Iturbide, M. I., & Fernandez, M. (2016). Development and Well-Being of Rural Latino Youth: Research Findings and Methodological Aspects. In Rural Ethnic Minority Youth and Families in the United States (pp. 89-108). Springer International Publishing.

Crossman, K. A., Hardesty, J. L., & Raffaelli, M. (2015). “He Could Scare Me Without Laying a Hand on Me” Mothers’ Experiences of Nonviolent Coercive Control During Marriage and After Separation. Violence Against Women.

Sanchez-Armass, O., Raffaelli, M., Andrade, F. C. D., Wiley, A. R., Noyola, A. N. M., Arguelles, A. C., & Aradillas-Garcia, C. (2016). Validation of the SCOFF questionnaire for screening of eating disorders among Mexican university students. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-8.