The Environment, Development, and Health Research Group 

We aim to promote health and well-being by advancing the understanding of how the environment affects development and individual functioning.

The EDH Lab is led by Dr. Amanda L. Roy and is located in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Our research focuses on the ways that environmental risks (e.g. poverty, crime) and protections (e.g. organizational resources, community engagement) can influence health and development across the life course. 

Check out what we have published!

Community Violence Exposure (CVE) within home‐ and school‐based neighborhoods interacted to predict trait anxiety; youth living in low‐crime neighborhoods and attending schools in high‐crime neighborhoods had the highest rates of trait anxiety.


EDH Team in Action

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Dr. Roy is reviewing graduate applications and accepting students for the 2021-2022 academic year.