Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Noni Gaylord-Harden is an Associate Professor and Director of the Parents and Children Coping Together (PACCT) Research Lab in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Gaylord-Harden’s research interests focus on stress, coping, and psychosocial functioning in African American youth and families in high-risk contexts. Her recent work examines the impact of stressful and traumatic life experiences, such as community violence exposure, on the psychosocial functioning of youth of color, the coping strategies that youth use to manage violence exposure, and the family factors that encourage youth to use more adaptive coping strategies. She has received funding from The Department of Justice, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Psychological Association, and the Institute of Education Sciences for her research efforts.