María A. Ramos-Olazagasti, Ph.D., leads the Center’s Building Capacity activities. Dr. Ramos-Olazagasti is a community and developmental psychologist whose research focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of Latino youth and families. She has over 10 years of experience studying how social context, exposure to adverse childhood experiences, and culturally relevant risk and protective factors relate to Latino children’s emotional and behavioral health (e.g., internalizing symptoms, alcohol use, sexual risk behaviors). Her research highlights the heterogeneity of experiences and outcomes within Latino subgroups. Dr. Ramos-Olazagasti’s work with the Center focuses on developing tools and resources to strengthen the capacity of the research field and expand the pipeline of scholars focused on Hispanic children and families. Learn more about Dr. Ramos-Olazagasti and her research. Contact Dr. Ramos-Olazagasti. Twitter: @MariaRamosOlaJuan Pedroza, Ph.D. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Ph.D. Colleen Vesely, Ph.D. Daniel Lichter, Ph.D. Allison Hyra, Ph.D. Rashmita Mistry, Ph.D. Marianne Bitler, Ph.D. Randy Capps, Ph.D. Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D.