Research Expertise and Interest
adolescent health, puberty, sexual development, cultural factors, contextual factors
Dr. Deardorff’s research focuses on early adversity, adolescent development and risk and protective factors for negative health outcomes. She is particularly interested in health and mental health among Latinx youth and young adults. Her research currently focuses on the contribution of early life stress, family contextual factors, and cultural context to Mexican-origin youths' developmental trajectories and sex and substance use outcomes.