Dr. Traci Weinstein

  • Associate Professor


B.A. Psychology/Russian, University of Michigan
M.A. Community Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ph.D. Community & Prevention Research (Community Psychology), University of Illinois at Chicago

Additional Information


Teaching: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Community Psychology


I maintain an active research lab in community psychology that uses a systems approach to promote mental health and overall well-being. Ecological theory guides my work, in which multiple ecosystems that impact the individual are highlighted, including family, school, work, community, and society. 

I value ongoing research collaborations with experts across various fields, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, public health, education, and pediatric medicine. Both graduate and undergraduate students may work on various research topics in this lab, including: Community-Based Prevention & Intervention (Stress and Wellness, Risky Behavior among College Students) and Community-Based Public School Improvement Planning (ESL/ELL Teaching and Teacher Education, Immigrant and Refugee Student Experiences).