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The Pediatric Coping and Language Lab studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children’s adaptation to stress. Our research focuses on families faced with chronic stressors, such as a child’s medical illness, to better understand how family coping, language and communication, and sociocultural context impact children’s mental and physical health outcomes.

The Pediatric Coping and Language Lab is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in Latinx Health Disparities! Read more about the position here. For more information, contact Dr. Erin Rodríguez at erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu.

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Research

Pediatric Cancer
The goal of this study is to understand the factors that help families cope with the disease and its impact on marital and family relationships.



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Pediatric Asthma
Our research in this area seeks to understand coping in low-SES Latinx children with asthma and their parents, and how these factors impact children’s asthma control, emotional and behavioral well-being, and school outcomes.

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Bilingualism & CBPR
We are exploring the potential impact of language ability on coping and mental health in English-Spanish bilingual youth using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.

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Contact Us
UT Austin College of Education George I. Sánchez Bldg 1912 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712.
Learn more about participating in the research or joining the PCL Lab.