Nancy Erbstein, Ph.D.

University of California, Davis
Assistant Project Scientist
Human Ecology
"Successful partnerships require that the knowledge, expertise, and wisdom of local collaborators are shared and respected."

Nancy Erbstein holds a research faculty appointment in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California Davis. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing disparities in youth well being in California by studying the impact of socio-spatial environments on their development. In addition, she explores the effects of youth civic participation on community change. This important research is connected to her A as a co-founder and co-director of Youth in Focus, a path-breaking non-profit organization that was dedicated to engaging marginalized youth populations in California‚Äôs Bay Area and Central Valley in participatory action research on pressing community issues.  She earned a Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Berkeley and B.A degrees in Education and South Asian Studies at Brown University.

Culture, neighbhorhood, society, government & social policy, health & mental health, prevention research, research methodology, school, social-emotional.

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