Dr. Charity Brown Griffin is an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Her research program examines cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on Black adolescents. Her work spans multiple areas and includes racial identity, racial socialization, school racial climate, school engagement, social-emotional learning, and youth participatory action research. Dr. Griffin is also committed to the translation of her research into practice, including the development of culturally specific intervention and prevention programming and media content. She maintains credentials as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and is Licensed as a Psychologist by the North Carolina Psychology Board.