My program of research examines risk and protective factors for substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and emerging adults, including Latinx adolescents and emerging adults. Currently, I am engaged in prevention and intervention research addressing substance use and associated harms among college students.

In terms of clinical practice, I am interested in Latino mental health and substance abuse treatment, including providing services for Spanish speaking clients.

Research Areas:

  • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders, Latinx Mental Health.
Education, Psychology, Mental Health Services
PhD, University of Miami at Coral Gables, Counseling Psychology, 2006
MA, University of Colorado at Denver, Clinical Psychology, 2001
BA, University of Montana, Psychology/Spanish, 1996
American Psychological Association
Society for Prevention Research