Dr. Rosario's research interests are in two broad and related areas. She is concerned with identity, its implications for mental and physical health, and the intervening processes that moderate or explain the links between identity and health. Her research began by focusing on the process of acculturation among Puerto Rican migrants and the relations of the migrants’ acculturation to mental health. The research has expanded to include sexual identity development as gay, lesbian, and bisexual because such identities are both unexpected and unsupported by the individual and others in his or her life. Thus, they offer a unique opportunity to understand identity developmental processes, their relations with mental and physical health, and potential intervening and explanatory processes linking identity to health. Professor Rosario’s second (and related) research area includes the influence of exposure to violence on a host of adaptational and health-related outcomes among adolescents. Potential mediators and moderators of these relations are of critical interest. Professor Rosario is the recipient of research grants, as principal- or co-investigator, from the National Institutes of Health, a consultant to numerous organizations, including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and an Associate Editor of The Journal of Sex Research. She has been at CUNY since September 1997. Professor Rosario did her postdoctoral training at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, her doctorate at New York University, and her bachelor’s at Princeton University.
Syllabus: Health of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals
Syllabus: Research Methods I: Statistics I
Syllabus: Research Methods II: Statistics II
Syllabus: Sex and Gender