Prerna Arora

Dr. Arora’s research focuses on issues of access and quality of care for historically underserved youth and adolescents. In particular, Dr. Arora’s research focuses on identifying risk and protective factors in the development of depressive disorders among ethnic minority and immigrant-origin youth; barriers to help-seeking among ethnic minority and immigrant-origin youth and families; and developing and implementing culturally-informed school and community-based prevention and intervention programming for youth internalizing disorders. Dr. Arora’s work is grounded in a participatory action research approach and incorporates the use of mixed methodology. She also has additional lines of research in international school-based research efforts and behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care.

Research Interests

Health inequities
Immigrant children or children of immigrants

Data Sets

Add Health (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)