Phone Number 210-458-2309
Room FS 4.408
Department Social Work;
Dr. Heidi Adams Rueda research focuses on adolescent dating and sexual relationships within ecodevelopmental contexts, particularly among understudied youth populations. Within a holistic approach to dating health, her work aims to prevent teen dating violence and to foster strong foundations for healthy adolescent and lifelong partnering. She utilizes mixed methods to inform the design and evaluation of effective preventative interventions and social work practice with adolescents. She graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and with her Masters in Social Work degree from Arizona State University. Her Bachelors of Art degrees in Spanish and Psychology are from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Rueda is a consulting editor of the journal Children & Schools, and holds a number of professional memberships including of the Society of Research on Adolescence where she will serve as a co-organizer of the 2016 pre-conference on Romantic Relationships.
Dr. Rueda is currently involved in a number of collaborative research projects:
She may be reached at Heidi.Rueda@utsa.edu.
Adolescent dating and sexuality; domestic abuse and teen dating violence; minority and at-risk youth populations (e.g., Latino youth, adolescents with disabilities); the design and evaluation of developmentally- and culturally-grounded preventative interventions; teen pregnancy prevention and healthy relationships programming with pregnant and parenting teens
Ph.D. 2013, Arizona State University
M.S.W. 2007, Arizona State University
B.A., Spanish, Psychology 2004, University of Nebraska-Omaha