Tanya Nieri, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of California, Riverside
Email: tanyan@ucr.edu

Tanya Nieri comes to the University of California, Riverside Sociology Department from Arizona State University. At ASU she was Coordinator of Research at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) for nearly seven years and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work since 2007. Her work at SIRC focused on culturally grounded prevention and intervention research in the areas of substance use, HIV, and mental health among Latinos and American Indians. Her research interests include the influence of cultural variables (acculturation, acculturation stress, ethnic identity, discrimination) on youth development and intervention efficacy, the influence of cultural and race/ethnic variables at the school and neighborhood levels, and the influence of culture in the emergence of health disparities. In addition to her work with the ACE-UCR consortium, Dr. Nieri is affiliated with the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies and the Center for Family Studies at UCR.

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