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Nada Goodrum

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-576-7809
Office: Barnwell College, Rm 556
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Nada Goodrum


Dr. Nada Goodrum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina, in the Clinical-Community program. She is also affiliated with the UofSC Research Center for Child Well-Being, a multidisciplinary center focused on preventing physical and social-emotional health problems in children aged 2-10. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to her graduate training, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in psychology and international studies with a minor in Arabic.


Dr. Goodrum’s research investigates family- and community-level risk and protective factors for youth well-being among families affected by major stressors. Her work currently centers on the impact of family stressors, such as trauma, HIV and other chronic illness, racism, financial strain, and parental substance use, on child health and parent-child relationships. She is interested in parents’ role in promoting child and adolescent health and preventing the intergenerational transmission of risk. The goal of her research is to promote health equity by using knowledge about risk and protective factors to guide the development of family-based, trauma-informed prevention and intervention efforts. Her research is primarily conducted among communities of color, and she strives to adopt a multicultural, antiracist, and social justice lens in research.

Themes of her research include:

  • Parenting, family processes, and the community context among families affected by major stressors
  • Family-based child health promotion and prevention of social-emotional and physical health problems
  • The intersection of trauma, HIV, and substance use, and the intergenerational transmission of risk
  • The application of advanced quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
  • A commitment to cultural humility, antiracism, and equity

Representative Publications

Goodrum, N. M., Cooper, D. K., Edmunds, S. R., Wippold, G. M., Bradshaw, J., Nguyen, J. K., Milburn, N., & Are, F. (2023). Achieving equity in child and adolescent mental health by addressing racism through prevention science. Adversity and Resilience Science.

Goodrum, N. M., & Prinz, R. (2022). Family-based prevention of child traumatic stress. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 69(4). 633-644.

Goodrum, N. M., Carroll, J., Dubrow, I., Armistead, L. P., Masyn, K., Schulte, M., & Murphy, D. A. (2022). Parenting stress predicts longitudinal change in parental involvement among mothers living with HIV. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(5), 725-735.

Goodrum, N. M., Armistead, L. P., Masyn, K., Schulte, M., & Murphy, D. A. (2021). Longitudinal bidirectional relations among parenting quality, parenting stress, and child functioning among HIV-affected families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(8), 1663-1678.

Goodrum, N. M., Masyn, K., Armistead, L. P., Avina, I., Schulte, M., Marelich, W., & Murphy, D. A. (2021). A mixed methods longitudinal investigation of mothers’ disclosure of HIV to their children. Child Development, 92(4), 1403-1420.

Goodrum, N. M., Smith, D. W., Hanson, R. F., Moreland, A. D., Saunders, B. E., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2020). Longitudinal relations among adolescent risk behavior, family cohesion, violence exposure, and mental health in a national sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48(11), 1455-1469.

Goodrum, N. M., Felix, R., Self-Brown, S., De Veauuse-Brown, N., & Armistead, L. P. (2019). Violence victimization and parenting among Black South African mothers. Journal of Family Violence, 34(2), 127-137.

Goodrum, N. M., Armistead, L. P., Tully, E. C., Cook, S., & Skinner, D. (2017). Parenting and youth sexual risk in context: The role of community factors. Journal of Adolescence, 57, 1-12.

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