RESEARCH FOCI: Global Health, Community Empowerment, Network Sciences, Adolescents
Eduardo entered the Developmental Sciences Doctoral program in Fall 2019. His major professor is Dr. Dionne Stephens. Eduardo earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering and in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He also completed the Masters program in Process-oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies at Processwork Institute in Portland Oregon.
Eduardo's research interests include community empowerment approaches, adolescent development, familial processes, and network systems. For more information about his research,
please email Eduardo directly.
*De La Vega, E., *Rodriguez, A., *Barton, A., Stephens, D. P., Cano, M., Eaton, A., & Frazier, S. (Revise & Resubmit). Perceptions of Violence and Safe Spaces Among Adolescents in Rural Colombia. Journal of Adolescent Research
**Ramierz, L. *Rodriguez, A., *De La Vega, E. & Stephens, D. P. (2021, March). Pubertal Development & Sexual Risk Taking Outcomes among adolescents in Baru, Colombia. Poster presentation for the Undergraduate Research at FIU Conference, Miami, FL. (Virtual due to Covid 19)
Stephens, D. P., *Rodriguez A. & *De Le Vega, E. (2020, June). Culturally responsive data dissemination across global contexts. Interactive Research Discussion presented for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference. Denver, CO. (Conference canceled due to Covid- 19).
** Undergraduate Student, * Graduate Student
To view research projects that Eduardo has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.Current Research
This mixed methods study will examine football organization leaders & coaches' motivations to support adolescent wellbeing. Participants will be recruited from 16 organizations across the country.
The ways in which gender role norms are integrated into organized sports activities and safe space creation will be examined.
Examining factors supporting parents in resource limited communities ability to engage children through sports focused after school socio- emotional development programs in South Florida.
A mixed methods study examining the impacts of safe spaces and commuity well - being on adolescent risk taking in rural Colombia.