Theda Rose

Theda Rose‌Dr. Theda Rose, Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.4127
Room: 3W07
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Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Theda Rose, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work. She earned her PhD in Social Work from the National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University, an MSW from Stony Brook University in New York, and a BA in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Using an asset-based approach, Dr. Rose’s research centers on 1) comprehensively assessing adolescent mental health, using wellbeing and pathology; 2) exploring contextual correlates of mental health and wellbeing among Black adolescents; 3) developing, adapting, and evaluating culturally relevant school- and community-based interventions that promote mental health, wellbeing, and positive youth development among Black adolescents; and 4) incorporating youth perspectives in research and intervention development and delivery.

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MSW, SUNY-Stony Brook
PhD, Catholic University of America

Expertise and Research Interests

Research Interests: Adolescent Mental Health Promotion
Measurement of Adolescent Mental Wellbeing
School and Community-based Adolescent Mental Health Promotion Interventions
Positive Youth Development
Program Evaluation
Public Health Social Work

Recent Publications

Harley, D., Rose, T., Clark-Goings, T., & Canfield, J. (2021). Photovoice as a tool for exploring perceptions of marijuana use among Appalachian adolescents. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, ,

Rose, T., Hope, M. O., Powell, T., & Chan, V. (2021). A very present help: The role of religious support for Black adolescent girls’ mental wellbeing. Journal of Community Psychology,

Lambert, S., Rose, T., Saleem, F., & Caldwell, C. (2020). Ethnic-racial socialization, perceived neighborhood quality, and psychosocial adjustment among African-American and Caribbean Black adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(1), 120-138.

Rose, T., Hope, M., Thurman, D., Forrester,P., & Rose, R. (2020). Non-organizational religious involvement and psychosocial wellbeing among African American and Caribbean Black youth. Journal of Black Psychology, 46(5), 388-422.

Rose, T., McDonald, A., Von Mach, T., Witherspoon, D., & Lambert, S. (2019). Patterns of social connectedness and psychosocial wellbeing among African American and Caribbean Black adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(11), 2271-2291.