Dr. Smith


Smith, Emilie P. Ph.D.

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Professor & Lead, The Youth Equity Project, Thematic Area on Marginalized Youth

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ecological/Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts, Ecological/Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts with High Honors, Psychology and Afro American Studies

I conduct community-engaged research that seeks to understand the ways in which families, schools, and communities interact to affect positive youth development, and particularly, racial-ethnic identity and socialization among diverse socio-economic and geographic backgrounds. My research uses rigorous, randomized trials and multilevel methods to examine sustainable family and community approaches that reduce disparities and increase equity drawing upon connected technologies and interdisciplinary partnerships.