Health and Wellness Lab

Current Research Projects

Seaside Youth

Violence Prevention

Monterey County has the highest homicide rate in CA for young people. In 2018, there was an influx of youth activism bringing awareness to school shootings and community violence across the nation. However, there is a lack of research on young people's pathways to action vs. apathy. This community-based research project is a partnership with the Seaside Blue Ribbon Panel. The first project was to gather youth input on the City's Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan. CSUMB students ran focus groups with youth and analyzed data to inform local efforts toward violence prevention.

Outdoor Wellness Spaces

The California State University, Monterey Bay, draft Master Plan identifies spaces and landscaping strategies to incorporate more outdoor nature parks, gardens, classrooms, and wellness spaces on the main CSUMB campus. This project was a collaboration with the CSUMB Health and Wellness Services and Campus Planning to investibgate campus wellness. We aimed to identify which types of spaces, if implemented, would be the most preferable by students, staff, and faculty.

Screen SPACE Wellness:

Questionnaire Development

Technology and social media are prominent in young people's lives. This project is a collaboration with

Dr. Nita Tewari and Dr. Oscar Rojas Perez to develop and test a questionnaire about screen and technology wellness among adolescents and young adults. This questionnaire is intended to have clinical and utility. SPACE is an acronym for Social, Physical, Academic, Cognitive, and Emotional Wellness.

Also...Research on Teaching & Learning

Meet the Team


California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA 93933

Tel: (831) 582-4349

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