Rachel Garthe


Office: 2052

(217) 300-8204


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Educational Background

Rachel C. Garthe earned a BA in Psychology from North Central College and a MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed two years of post-doctoral training at the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Garthe’s research examines the etiology and prevention of youth violence in peer and romantic relationships within high-burden urban communities. Dr. Garthe has been supported by two of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Centers for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, partnering with schools and community organizations to research the implementation and evaluation of violence prevention and positive youth development programs.

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