Faculty Mentors

Seth J. Schwartz, PhD

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Seth J. Schwartz is Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. 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. Dr. Schwartz is the author or editor of three scholarly books (Handbook of Identity Theory and Research, Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health, and Writing for Publication in the Social and Health Sciences). He has published more than 330 journal articles and has received 8 grant awards from the National Institutes of Health and other funders.

Selected Publications:

Schwartz, S. J., Waterman, A. S., Cobb, C. L., Cano, M. Á., Scaramutti, C., Meca, A., Ozer, S., Ward, C., Puente-Durán, S., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Unger, J. B., Duque, M. C., Vos, S. R., Zeledon, I., Garcia, M. F., & Martinez, C. R. (2022). Cultural stress, daily well-being, and internalizing and externalizing symptoms among Hispanic college students. Journal of counseling psychology, 10.1037/cou0000604. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000604. PMID: 35129997.

Tubman, J. G., Meca, A., Schwartz, S. J., Velazquez, M. R., Egbert, A. W., Soares, M. H., & Regan, T. (2021). Brief Underage Alcohol Use Screener Scores Predict Health Risk Behaviors. The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 37(5), 323–332. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840519871092. PMID: 31455127;PMCID: PMC7388151

Schwartz, S. J., & Unger, J. (2020). Acculturation and health. In The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health.