Traci L. Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Program Coordinator, Community Psychology & Social Change M.A. Program
Applied Clinical Psychology Graduate Faculty
Applied Psychological Research Graduate Faculty
Community Psychology and Social Change Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6485
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W311
Mailing Address:

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Dr. Weinstein is the Coordinator of the Community Psychology & Social Change Master's Program, is a Lecturer in Psychology, and coordinates the Undergraduate Internship Program in the Social Sciences at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr.Weinstein earned a B.A. in Psychology and Russian at the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Community Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and her Ph.D. in Community & Prevention Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Weinstein also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Dr. Weinstein maintains an active research lab in community psychology that uses a systems approach to promote mental health and overall well-being. Ecological theory guides this work, in which multiple ecosystems that impact the individual are highlighted, including family, school, work, community, and society. Dr. Weinstein values ongoing research collaborations with experts across various fields, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, public health, education, and pediatric medicine. Both graduate and undergraduate students may work on various research topics in this lab, including: immigrant and refugee wellness, teacher stress, HIV/AIDS, and emerging adult wellness.

Research Interests
Community Engagement
Immigrant and Refugee Wellness
Teacher Stress