Faculty Mentors

Seth J. Schwartz, PhD

Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Miami

Dr. Seth J. Schwartz is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. He has a master’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Florida International University. Dr. Schwartz’s research program focuses on the interface among identity processes (including personal goals and values, acculturation, sexual identity, et cetera), family relationships, health risk outcomes, and well-being. His research focuses on adolescents and emerging adults, particularly those from immigrant or minority backgrounds and those from cultural contexts characterized by rapid social change. He has 225 peer reviewed publications and is the senior editor of the Handbook of Identity Theory and Research and of the forthcoming Handbook of Acculturation and Health. He has also been principal investigator of three NIH-funded projects.

Selected Publications:
Córdova, D., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., & Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I. (2016). A Longitudinal Test of the Parent–Adolescent Family Functioning Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Trend toward Increased HIV Risk Behaviors Among Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-14.

Salas-Wright, C. P., Gonzalez, J. M. R., Vaughn, M. G., Schwartz, S. J., & Jetelina, K. K. (2016). Age-related changes in the relationship between alcohol use and violence from early adolescence to young adulthood. Addictive Behaviors Reports.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Baezconde‐Garbanati, L., Benet‐Martínez, V., Meca, A., Zamboanga, B. L., & Soto, D. W. (2015). Longitudinal trajectories of bicultural identity integration in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with mental health and family functioning. International Journal of Psychology50(6), 440-450.