Cynthia García-Coll, Ph.D.
Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor Emerita, Brown University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico
Historically, both theoretically and empirically, "minoritized" children and families have been predominantly studied from deficit perspectives. More recent theoretical frameworks identify shortcomings in our prevalent theories, constructs, and empirical approaches to these populations. A paradigm shift is needed that will start by examining critically our graduate training, our prevalent research methods, and our mechanisms for funding and publishing.