• Bio:

    Roseanne L. Flores is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She received her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and more recently an Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy as well as a Certificate in Health Care Policy and Administration both from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College as well as a member of the Human Rights faculty. She is a Developmental Psychologist by training and was a National Head Start Fellow in the Office of Head Start in Washington, DC in 2009-2010 where some of her work focused on research, practices, and policies that influenced children, families, and communities. In addition to her work at the Office of Head Start, she worked at the Institute of Education Science in the National Center for Education Research on the development of a template for the dissemination of assessment instruments developed from research in the field. Prior to her work in the Office of Head Start she was a Visiting Scholar at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ during the summer of 2009 where she worked in the areas of assessment, research and policy. In 2011 she served as a reviewer for the Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge Grant, and in 2014 as a reviewer for the Preschool Development Grants.

    Roseanne was a member of the 2011-2012 class of the American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, and the 2013 co-chair of the Committee on Children, Youth and Families. She is currently serving as an ECOSOC Representative to the United Nations for the APA as well as the chair and member of the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education also at the APA. In addition, she is a member of the NGO Committee on Children’s Rights, New York. Roseanne served as the 2016 co-chair of Psychology Day at the United Nations which addressed psychological perspectives on the global migration crisis.

    In 2013 she participated in the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Translational Health Disparities course which provided her with a foundation for much of her current research and scholarship which focuses on environmental risk factors such as community violence, poverty, and poor nutrition and their relationship to the health and educational outcomes of minority children and families.

    Roseanne has published several articles and book chapters addressing the physical and mental well-being of children, youth and families and presented her research at numerous conferences. In addition, she has served as a reviewer for National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).


  • Recent Publications:

    The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Human Rights – Finalist, 2021 PROSE Award – Single and Multivolume Reference, & Textbooks in the Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

  • Current Projects:

    Flores is currently serving as a member of the Committee on Children, Youth and Families at the American Psychological Association.

  • Research Areas: Psychology, Public Health Policy, Research Methods