Professor, Texas A&M University
Topics of Expertise:
African American Families / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Trauma and Disaster
Noni Gaylord-Harden is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gaylord-Harden conducts research on traumatic stress and psychosocial functioning in Black youth and families in challenging contexts. Her most recent work focuses on the impact of exposure to community violence and traumatic loss on Black adolescents and families in disinvested, urban communities. The overarching goals of her work are to address disparities in community violence exposure and traumatic loss and to minimize the deleterious impact of violence exposure by enhancing existing strengths and assets embedded in Black youth, families, and communities. She has received funding from The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Psychological Association, and the Institute of Education Sciences for her research efforts.