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Zoe Taylor

Research Fellow

Zoe Taylor is a Visiting Senior Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at UNICEF-Innocenti. She is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University and holds a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of California, Davis. Her research is focused on individual and contextual factors that impact health and wellbeing in vulnerable youth and their families. In particular, she is focused on identifying challenges and strengths of immigrant and migrant youth and children utilizing a resilience and family systems lens, with an emphasis on mental health and flourishing. She also studies stress and coping in single mother families from a strengths-based perspective. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed journals, and her research has been funded by the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the Spencer Foundation. She serves on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention (PDRP) Study Section and as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Family Psychology.