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Felipe Castro

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Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography

Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar, College of Nursing and Health Innovation. 

Education

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1981

Research Interests

Health promotion and relapse prevention in Hispanic populations, with a focus on motivational aspects in the prevention of HIV infection, drug abuse, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Publications
  • Castro, F. G., Shaibi, G. Q., Boehm-Smith, E. Ecodevelopmental contexts for preventing type 2 diabetes in Latino and other racial/ethnic minority populations. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (2009).
  • Castro, F. G., Stein, J. A., & Bentler, P. M. Ethnic pride, traditional family values, and acculturation in early cigarette and alcohol use among Latino adolescents. Journal of Primary Prevention, (2009).
  • Dinh, K. T., Castro, F. G., Tien, J., & Kim, S. Y. Cultural predictors of physical and mental health status among Mexican American women: A mediational model. American Journal of Community Psychology,43 (1-2), 35-48 (2009).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Balcazar, H (Author) ,Cota, M (Author) . Health promotion in Latino populations: Program planning, development, and evaluation. Promoting health in multicultural populations (2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Is acculturation really detrimental to health?. Castro, F. G. (2007). Is acculturation really detrimental to health? (2007).
  • Felipe Castro, J Garfinkle, D Naranjo, M Rollins, J Brooks, D Brook. Cultural traditions as protective factors among Latino children of illicit drug users. Substance Use and Misure (2007).
  • Felipe Castro, K Coe. Traditions and alcohol use: A mixed-methods analysis. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2007).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Nichols, E (Author) ,Kater, K (Author) . Relapse prevention with Hispanic and other racial/ethnic populations: Can cultural resilience promote relapse prevention?. A Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention (2007).
  • Felipe Castro, J Brook, D Brook, E Rubenstone. Paternal, Perceived Maternal, and Youth Risk Factors as Predictors of Youth Stage of Substance Use: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Addictive Diseases (2006).
  • Felipe Castro, M Barrera, H Pantin, C Martinez, M Felix-Ortiz, R Rios, Vera Lopez, C Lopez. Substance abuse prevention intervention research with Hispanic populations. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2006).
  • Lopez, V., & Castro, F. G. (2006). Participation and program outcomes in a church-based cancer prevention program for Hispanic women. Journal of Community Health, 31, 343-362. Journal of Community Health (2006).
  • M Barrera, Felipe Castro. A heuristic framework for the cultural adaptation of interventions. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice (2006).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Rios, R (Author) ,Montoya, H (Author) . Ethical community-based research with Hispanic and Latina(o) populations: Balancing research rigor and cultural responsiveness. The Handbook of ethical research with ethnocultural populations and communities (2006).
  • B Flay, P Ji, A Biglan, R Bourch, Felipe Castro, D Gottfriedson, E Kellem, E Moscicki, S Schinke, J Valentine. Standards of evidence: Criteria for efficacy, effectiveness and dissemination. Prevention Science (2005).
  • Felipe Castro. Physiological, psychological, social and cultural influences on the use of menthol cigarettes among African Americans and Hispanics. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (2004).
  • Felipe Castro, Manuel Barrera, C Martinez. The cultural adaptation of prevention interventions: Resolving tensions between fidelity and fit. Prevention Science (2004).
  • . . Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology (2004).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Hernández, N T (Author) . Prevention research in Latino populations: Integrating cultural issues into prevention interventions. The handbook of Chicana and Chicano psychology (2004).
  • A Morgan-Lopez, Felipe Castro, L Chassin, D MacKinnon. A mediated moderation model of cigarette use among Mexican American youth. Addictive Behaviors (2003).
  • Felipe Castro, J Garfinkle. Critical issues in the development of culturally relevant substance abuse treatments for specific minority groups. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (2003).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Barrera, M (Author) ,Pantin, H (Author) ,Lopez, C (Author) ,Martínez, C R (Author) ,Félix-Ortiz, M (Author) ,Newcomb, M (Author) . Prevention research with Hispanic Populations. National strategic plan on Hispanic drug abuse research (2003).
  • Szapocznik, J (Author) ,Amaro, H (Author) ,González, G (Author) ,Schartz, S J (Author) ,Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Bernal, G (Author) ,Mora, J (Author) ,Navarro, A (Author) . Drug abuse treatment for Hispanics. National strategic plan on Hispanic drug abuse research (2003).
  • Felipe Castro, E Hernández-Alarcón. Integrating cultural factors into drug abuse prevention and treatment with racial/ethnic minorities. Journal of Drug Issues (2002).
  • Felipe Castro, E Barrington, M Walton, R Rawson. Cocaine and methamphetamine: Differential addiction rates. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (2000).
  • Leona Aiken, K Jackson, Felipe Castro, V Pero. Mediators of the linkage from acculturation to mammography screening compliance among urban Hispanic women. Women and Cancer (2000).
  • Castro, Felipe G (Author) ,Balcazar, H G (Author) ,Boyer, G R (Author) . Healthy adjustment in Mexican American and other Hispanic adolescents. Adolescent diversity in ethnic, economic and cultural contexts (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 690Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 692Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 692Research
Presentations
  • Castro, F. G. Macho attitudes and behaviors in Latino and White American drug dependent men: Associations with Life Satisfaction and relapse self-efficacy. NIDA conference - "Health Disparities in Boys and Men (Oct 2010).
  • Garvey, M. M., Kellison, J. G., Villagrana, M., Marsiglia, F. F., & Castro, F. G. Parenting self-efficacy in Latino families: The role of parental external influences. Poster presented at the 118th Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA (Aug 2010).
  • Castro, F. G. Southwestern Hispanic concerns in drug abuse: Towards effective prevention and treatment interventions. Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention (Apr 2010).
  • Castro, F. G. Health disparities research in Latino populations: Moving beyond acculturation with models that examine cultural factors and sociocultural contexts. Presentation at the Department of Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso (Apr 2010).
  • Boyd, S. J., Kellison, J. G., Calderon-Tena, C. O., & Castro, F. G. Latino cultural motivation as a predictor of self-efficacy to avoid drug use among Latinos in residential substance abuse treatment. The 137th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA (Nov 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Leadership and passion: A workshop. The GEAR UP and Latino Outreach Staff Meeting, Washington State University, TriCities Campus, Richla (Oct 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Project Corazon: Resilience in Hispanic leaders. Institute for Mental Health Research, Phoenix, AZ (Sep 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. & Nieri, T. Integrative mixed-methods research: A workshop. Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (Aug 2009).
  • Gildar, N.J., Bayardo, D. A., Boyd, S. J., Oliveri, J. T., Kellison, J. G. & Castro, F. G. Self-efficacy in substance use avoidance and resilience among male drug users groups by past patterns of HIV/AIDS risk behaviors. PRC Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (Jun 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Parental sociocultural expectations in adolescence as a predictor of adult leadership self-efficacy. Presentation at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC (May 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. An integrative mixed-methods approach for "deep structure" cancer research with Latino populations. Grand Rounds in Population Sciences (GRIPS), H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Ta (May 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Lifetime assimilation trajectories and lifestyle outcomes in Latino and non-Latino community residents. Loyola University Department of Psychology, Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA), April 24, 2009, C (Apr 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Preventing substance abuse in Hispanic populations. HHDRC Regional Health Disparities Research Seminar Series, El Paso, TX (Apr 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Anxiety treatment issues in Latino youths: Some emerging trends. The 29th Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (Mar 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Top 10 critical issues for clinicians who work with Latinos. Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Psychology Interns Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (Feb 2009).
  • Castro, F. G., Stein, J. & Bentler, P. M. Ethnic pride, traditional family values and acculturation in early cigarette and alcohol use. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA (Jan 2009).
  • Castro, F. G. Resilience research: An integrative mixed-methods approach. RISE-MARC Seminar at State San Marcos, November 20, 2008, San Marcos, CA (Nov 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Health without borders: Some editorial observations. Presentation at the 136th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA (Oct 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Aculturacion, resilencia y adiccion a drogas ilicitas en imigrantes Mexicanos a los Estados Unidos. La Conferencia Internacional de los Centros de Integración Juvenil Nuevos Paradigmas, Nuevas Solucio (Oct 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Identifying research needs and gaps on Hispanic drug abuse: Prevention and intervention among adolescents. The National Hispanic Science Network’s Summer Research Training Institute, University of Houston (Jun 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Acculturation, drug abuse and mental disorder in Latino populations: Current knowledge, knowledge gaps, and future directions. the 3rd Annual Conference for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos: Eliminating Mental Healt (May 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Culturally-informed evidence-based practices: Translating research into culturally-informed prevention interventions. Culturally-Informed Evidence-Based Practices: Translating Research and Policy for the Real World, (Mar 2008).
  • Castro, F. G. Culturally-sensitive research: Emerging approaches in theory, measurement and methods for effective research on acculturation, ethnic identity and gender. Presentation at the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC (Jan 2008).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cambios en Aculturación y en Orgullo Cultural y Abuso de Drogas Ilegales. Congreso Internacional de Adicciones, sponsored by Centros de Integraction Juvenil (Dec 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Lifestyle changes can prevent stroke: The modifiable risk factors. The 2006 Barrow Stroke Update, Barrow's Neurological Institute (Oct 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Model of acculturative change and bicultural affective orientation: Differential effects by ethnicity on life satisfaction. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research - Applying Prevention Science to Reduce Health Disparities (Jun 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Drug abuse prevention and treatment with Hispanic populations: A life trajectories approach. UT School of Public Health San Antonio (Jun 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Drug use and HIV prevention among Latino youth: Epidemiology, prevention outcomes, and subgroup analyzes. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (Jun 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Prevention and intervention research. National Hispanic Science Network's Summer Research Training Institute (Jun 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Models of acculturative change and bicultural affective orientation: Differential effects by ethnicity on life satisfaction. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research - Applying Prevention Science to Reduce Health Disparities (Jun 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Prevención del uso de drogas en poblaciones latinoamericanas : Teoría, modelos e intervenciones. el VII Congreso Internacional en Adicciones y Curso de Actualización en Adicciones: De la Ciencia Básica a la Clínica (Apr 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Model of program adaptation: Theory and applied perspectives. The 4th Annual SIRC Research Conference (Apr 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Evidence-based cultural adaptation of interventions: Controversies and approaches. The TERROS 2nd Annual Cesar Chavez Behavioral Health Conference (Mar 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe, Coe, K. Depression and Acculturation in Hispanic Women. 5th Annual Arizona Women's Mental Health Symposium (Jan 2006).
  • Castro, Felipe. Identifying research needs and gaps on Hispanic drug abuse: Prevention and Intervention among adolescents. Presentation at the National Hispanic Science Network's Summer Research Training Institute (Jun 2005).
  • Castro, Felipe. Acculturation and drug use: The effects of cultural orientation and change. Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center Summer Institute (Jun 2005).
  • Castro, Felipe, Rios, R. Acculturation and drug use. Career Opportunities in Research Program (Feb 2005).
  • Castro, Felipe. Depression and acculturation in Hispanic women. 4th Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium (Jan 2005).
  • Castro, Felipe, Rios, R. Promoting cultural competence in drug abuse treatment with Hispanics. National Latina/o Psychological Association (Nov 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Treating co-morbidity in Hispanic clients. Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) (Nov 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural and therapeutic considerations in cognitive-behavioral drug abuse treatments with Hispanic drug abusing clients. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) (Nov 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Current minority health issues: Hispanic health. Presentation at the F.A.C.E.S. Conference (Nov 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe, Rios, R, Naranjo, M, Tarazon, C, Cano, M, Sage, M, Mandyam, S. Acculturation change and affective motivational measures of acculturation for Hispanics. 4th Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network (Oct 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe, Elder, J, Ayala, G. Promotoras: Past, Present, and Future. 10th Annual Conference of the Latino Behavioral Health Institute (Sep 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Culturally-tailored diabetes prevention and treatment for Hispanics. Convention of the 112th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Jul 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Balancing research rigor with cultural responsiveness in scientific research with Hispanic populations. Convention of the 112th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Jul 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe, Naranjo, D, Navarro, L, Jiménez, J. Cultural adaptation of prevention and treatment programs for use in Murcia, Spain. NIDA INVEST international forum (Jun 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Challenges facing fidelity and adaptation of prevention programs: A case for adaptation. Presented at the meeting of the meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (May 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe, Naranjo, D, Cano, M, Tarazon, C, Solís, D, Salamanca, D, Sage, M. Acculturation change and drug use in adult Hispanic drug users. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Western Psychological Association (Apr 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural factors in prevention research: Theory and measurement. Presentation at the University of Michigan (Mar 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Drug abuse prevention with Hispanics. Presentation at the University of Michigan (Mar 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe, Garfinkle, J, Naranjo, D, Rawson, R, Obert, J. Cigarettes are more addictive than stimulants: Avoidance self-efficacy ratings of stimulant users. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Feb 2004).
  • Castro, Felipe. Prevención. Presentación en junta comunitaria (Dec 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Tratamiento. Presentación en junta comunitaria (Dec 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Prevention research with Hispanic populations. 3rd Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (Oct 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe, Barrera, M, Pantin, H, Martínez, C, Félix-Ortiz, M, Newcomb, M. Synthesis and discussion on prevention science: Cultural relevance from molecular mechanisms to community interventions. 3rd Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (Oct 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe, Naranjo, D, Garfinkle, J, Brook, J, Brook, D. Cultural aspects of the father-youth relationships with Mexican American families: Implications for youth drug risk and protection. 3rd Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (Oct 2003).
  • Naranjo, D, Garfinkle, J, Castro, Felipe, Brook, J, Brook, D. The interplay of cultural variables among Mexican American fathers and youth: Implications for risky youth drug use. 3rd Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (Oct 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Model programs- Successful and effective. 10th Annual Conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture (Oct 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Substance abuse treatment considerations among Hispanic populations. 10th Annual Conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture (Oct 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Movilización comunitaria en contra del uso de las drogas. Junta sobre el tratamiento del abuso de las drogas (Aug 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Prevención del uso de drogas. Seminario Sobre la Prevención del Uso de las Drogas (Aug 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Tratamiento del Abuso del drogas. Seminario Sobre el Tratamiento del Abuso de las Drogas (Aug 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Psychosocial and behavioral risk and protective factors among Hispanics: A critical appraisal of gaps in knowledge and research. Presentation at the Workgroup on Epidemiologic Research in Hispanic Populations: Opportunities, Barriers, and Solutions (Jul 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe, Garfinkle, J, Brook, J, Brook, D. Gender identity and ethnic identity as concurrent moderators of risk for substance abuse among Mexican American youth. 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (Jun 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Identifying research needs and gaps in Hispanic drug abuse. National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse - Summer Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse (Jun 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Issues in promoting cultural competence in treatment with racial/ethnic minority clients. 5th Annual Conference of Rehabilitation Psychology (Apr 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Challenges to the integration of science and culture in the design of prevention interventions for racial/ethnic minority populations. Weill Medical College's Advances in Drug Abuse Prevention (Apr 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural variables and cancer screening among Mexican American women in Arizona. Society for Behavioral Medicine (Mar 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Elements of cultural competence in health services to migrant farmworkers. 12th Annual Western Migrant Stream Forum (Feb 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Mental health in the Hispanic population. Hispanic Mental Health Care Symposium: Mental Health Disparities in the Hispanic Population (Jan 2003).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural competence in substance abuse treatment. Presentation at the Matrix Institute (Nov 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural treatment concerns among Hispanic populations. 9th Annual Conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture (Oct 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe. Framework and approach for cultural adaptation of a drug abuse treatment: Blending research and practice symposium. 2nd meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network, and at the Latino Behavioral Health Conference (Sep 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe, Garfinkle, J. Critical issues in the development of culturally-relevant substance abuse treatments for specific minority groups. NIAAA Workshop on Treatment Research Priorities and Health Disparities (Sep 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe, Garfinkle, J, Green, B. Cultural identification as a protective factor among Mexican Americans and other Hispanics. Strength-Based Models to Overcome Health Disparities: Bridging Research to Practice (Sep 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe. Critical issues in promoting cultural competence in substance abuse treatments. Third Annual Arizona Practice Improvement Collaborative Summer Institute (Aug 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe. Journal from Aztlan to successful NIH application: The struggles of Joaquin. National Hispanic Science Network of Drug Abuse - Summer Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse (Jun 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe, Brook, J, Brook, D. Risk and protective aspects of cultural and gender identity in Mexican American injection-drug-using fathers and their adolescent children: A qualitative-quantitative analysis. Society for Prevention Research 10th Annual Meeting (Jun 2002).
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural and treatment issues in the adaptation of the Matrix Model for implementation in Mexico. Simposium Internacional Sobre Fármaco dependencia, "Adicciones: Un Problema de Salud Publica" (Dec 2001).
  • Castro, Felipe, Arredondo, P, D'Amore, L. Infusing cultural competence into program development, intervention, evaluation, and research. Third Conference on Minority Issues in Prevention (Nov 2001).
  • Castro, Felipe, Rawson, R, Obert, J. Adapting the Matrix Model for implementation with stimulant abuse clients in Mexico. U.S. - Mexico Bi-National Research Symposium (Nov 2001).
  • Castro, Felipe, Rawson, R. Adapting U. S. science-based stimulant abuse treatments for application in Mexico. 129th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Oct 2001).
  • Denne, R, Castro, Felipe, Harris, T. Antecedents and consequences of relapse in stimulant users: Integrating qualitative and quantitative analyses. Society for Prevention Research 9th Annual Meeting (May 2001).
  • Castro, Felipe. Evaluation of Cultural Effects in Tobacco Prevention. 2nd annual meeting of El Puente to the Millennium: Health and Healing in Hispano/Latino Communities (Oct 2000).
  • Castro, Felipe. Qualitative factor analysis in an integrated qualitative-quantitative research study. 8th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (Jun 2000).
  • Valdez, C, Castro, Felipe, Brook, J. Youth gender and susceptibility to cigarette smoking: Are girls more responsive than boys?. 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the College for Prevention of Drug Problems (CPDD) (Jun 2000).
  • Castro, Felipe, Balcazar, H. Cultural Considerations in Prevention Practice. Bringing Prevention into Practice! - The Northern California Conference on Prevention Technology (Apr 2000).
  • Castro, Felipe. Can Spirituality Promote Recovery from Drug Abuse: What Do We Know?. 3rd Puente to the Millennium Conference
  • Castro, Felipe. Cultural Competency in HIV Program Evaluation. Research Conference on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in New Jersey
  • Castro, Felipe. Historical Overview of Hispanic Drug Abuse Research. 1st Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network
  • Castro, Felipe. Motivational Determinants of Healthy Behavior Change in Latino Populations. 109th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
Service
  • Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • American Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (2006 - Present)
  • American Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, Associate Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Prevention Science, Associate Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Epidemiology of Cancer (EPIC) Committee, Review Committee Member (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, Editorships and Editorial Board Membership (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Prevention Research, Board of Directors (2009 - 2011)
  • Prevention Science, Associate Editor (2005 - 2011)
  • Methodology and Measurement in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Ad hoc Reviewer (2009 - 2010)
  • Faculty Evaluation Committee, Committee Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Campus Environmental Team, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty (2006 - 2008)
  • Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), Affiliated Faculty and Co-Investigator (2003 - 2008)
  • American Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (2006 - 2007)
  • Mentorship Program, Mentor (2004 - 2007)
  • Prevention Science, Associate Editor (2005 - 2007)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Senior Mentor for Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse (2005 - 2007)
  • Center for Scientific Review /EPIC Committee- Epidemiology and Genetics of Cancer, Standing Committee Reviewer (2003 - 2007)
  • 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Program Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • American Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor (2006 - 2006)
  • American Psychological Association, Fellows Committee Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Div 45) ; American Psych Assoc, Fellows Committee Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • Society for Prevention Research, Program Chair of the 14th Annual Conference (2005 - 2006)
  • Committee on Culture, Social Class, Ethnicity and Gender, Program Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of APA Division 45, Associate Editor (2003 - 2005)
  • Social/Behavioral Research Committee, Review Committee Member (2000 - 2005)
  • Society for Prevention Research, Board of Directors (2002 - 2005)
  • University of Calif - Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Social & Participatory Committee, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • TRDRP - Social and Participatory Research Committee, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), Review Committee Member (1998 - 2005)
  • Research and Practice, Associate Editor (2002 - 2004)
  • Research and Practice, Editorial Board (1996 - 2004)
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Associate Editor (2003 - 2004)
  • NIDA- National Institute on Drug Abuse, Review committee (2004 - 2004)
  • NIDA- National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Epidemiology of Cancer (EPIC) Committee - NIH Center for Scientific Review, Review Committee Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Editorial Board (2003 - 2003)
  • National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, Conference Planning (2003 - 2003)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ad-Hoc Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Prevention Science, Consulting Editor (2003 - 2003)
  • Prevention Science, Editorial Board (2003 - 2003)
  • Southwest Borderlands Search Committee, Chair of Committee (2003 - 2003)
  • UC AIDS Research Committee, Review Committee Member (2003 - 2003)
  • UC Tobacco Related Disease Program - Social and Participatory Research, Chair of Committee (2003 - 2003)
  • KPNX TV Channel 12- Phoenix, Member of Local Schools Team (2001 - 2003)
  • Drug Abuse Research Centers, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • NIH- Center for Scientific Review- Epidemiology of Cancer (EPIC) Review Committee, Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Treatment Improvement Protocol on: Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment, Chairperson (2000 - 2001)
  • Tobacco Research Review Committee, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
  • Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work: Innovations in Theory, Research and Practice, Editorial Board (1996 - 1996)