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Flavio Marsiglia

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Regents Professor and Director, Global Center for Applied Health Research (GCAHR)
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4320
Center Director and Regents Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4320
Principal Investigator, Specialized Center of Excellence
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4320
Biography: 

Flavio Marsiglia is a Regents Professor at the School of Social Work in Arizona State University. He is the founder and director of the Global Center for Applied Health Research. The Global Center conducts intervention health research in partnership with universities and communities in Burundi, China, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan and Uruguay.

Professor Marsiglia is the principal investigator of the Specialized Center (U54) grant on health disparities research at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). Marsiglia’s research on cultural diversity and youth substance use is widely recognized, highly influential in the prevention field, and credited with a measurable reduction in drug use and other high-risk behaviors among youth in Arizona, across the US and in other countries. He has developed and tested culturally grounded interventions to prevent substance abuse especially among Latino and other minority populations of the Southwest, including the school-based “keepin’it REAL” substance-abuse model prevention program. He is the principal investigator of a Mexico-based R01 NIDA/NIH funded study to culturally adapt and test the efficacy of Keepin’it REAL in Mexico. 

Professor Marsiglia has published more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles that have significantly advanced knowledge about Latino adolescent risk and protective factors and the relationship between acculturation, health and mental health. He is the co-author with Stephen Kulis & Stephanie Lechuga-Pena of the widely adopted textbook “Diversity, Oppression and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work.” In 2021, Oxford University Press published its third edition. Marsiglia has received numerous recognitions and awards. Most recently, the Society for Prevention Research selected him and his collaborators in Mexico and the U.S. to receive the 2018 International Research Collaboration Award, he was the recipient of a 2018 Fulbright Specialist Fellowship in Sevilla-Spain, and received the 2018 Life Achievement Award for his contributions to health and mental health research and practice from the National Association of Social Workers’ Foundation. 

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Education: 
  • Ph.D. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University 1991
  • M.S.W. School of Social Work, Universidad de la República, Uruguay 1982
  • B.A. José E. Rodó Preparatorio Universitario, Uruguay 1979
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Research Interests: 

Areas of research specialization:

  • health equity research
  • youth drug abuse prevention
  • Latinx health issues
  • culturally grounded social work practice with emphasis on Latino cultures
  • global health
Research Group: 

Global Center for Applied Health Research  (GCAHR)

&

Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC)

https://globalappliedhealth.asu.edu

http://sirc.asu.edu 

 

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 791Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 791Seminar
Presentations: 
  1. Arcoleo, K., Marsiglia, F. F., Serebrisky, D., Rodriguez, J., McGovern, C., & Feldman, J. (2019, November). Differences in prevalence, disclosure, predictors and patterns of use of complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) between Mexican and Puerto Rican children with asthma. Paper presentation at the American Public Health Association annual meeting. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Alarcón, D., Ayers, S., Kulis, S., Mac Fadden, I., Marsiglia, F., & Villalba, Q., C. (2019, September). Gender roles and effectiveness of the cultural adaptation of the prevention program “Mantente real”. Poster presented at the European Society for Prevention Research. Ghent, Belgium
  3. Alarcón, D., Kulis, S., Mac Fadden, I., Marsiglia, F., & Villalba, Q., C. (2019, September). "Mantente real" prevention program in Seville (Spain). Poster presented at the European Society for Prevention Research. Ghent, Belgium.
  4. Arévalo Avalos, M. R., Ayers, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B., Corona, M. D., Medina-Mora, M. E., & Mendoza, M. A. (2019, May). Developmental cascade model of alcohol use, depression, and school belonging among Mexican youth. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
  5. Ayers, S., Corona, L., M., D., Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F., Medina-Mora, M., E., Mendoza Meléndez, M., A., & Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. (2019, September). Binational collaboration to culturally adapt the keepin’ it REAL substance use prevention program for adolescents in Mexico. Oral presentation at the Binational Meeting. Ghent, Belgium.
  6. Ayers, S., Kulis, S., Tsethlikai, & M. (2019, September). Parenting in 2 worlds: A culturally adapted parenting program that strengthens urban American Indian families through cultural engagement. Oral poster presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research. Ghent, Belgium.
  7. Corona, L., M., D., Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F., Medina-Mora, M., E., Mendoza-Meléndez, M., A., & Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. (2019, September). Keepin’ it REAL in Mexico: A Randomized controlled trial of a substance use prevention program for middle schools in Mexico’s largest cities. Oral presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research. Ghent, Belgium
  8. Garcia Pérez, H., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. & Alderson, G. (2019, September). Prevención de drogas en contextos urbanos violentos: desafíos en la implementación del programa Mantente REAL en la frontera norte de México. 18th Conference on Public Health Research, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  9. Garcia Pérez, H., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. & Alderson, G. (2019, September). Prevención de drogas en contextos urbanos violentos: desafíos en la implementación del programa Mantente REAL en Nogales, Sonora. Oral presentation at Border Health: Information for Action, Nogales, Mexico.
  10. Kulis, S. S., Marsiglia, F. F., Medina-Mora, M. E., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. L., Corona-Lozano, D., & Mendoza-Meléndez, M. A. (2019, September). Keepin’ it REAL in Mexico: A randomized controlled trial of a substance use prevention program for middle schools in Mexico’s largest cities. Paper presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research, Ghent, Belgium.
  11. Mac Fadden, I, Villalba Quesada, C., Alarcón, D., Marsiglia, F. F., & Kulis, S. S. (2019, September). Mantente REAL prevention program in Seville, Spain. Poster presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research, Ghent, Belgium.
  12. Garcia Pérez, H., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. & Alderson, G. (2019, June). Prevention of drugs in violent urban contexts: challenges in the implementation of the Mantente REAL program in the northern border of Mexico. Poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum, San Antonio, TX.
  13. Kulis, S. S., Marsiglia, F. F., Villalba, C., Alarcon, D., & MacFadden, I. (2019, June). The persisting influence of traditional gender roles on substance use by Spanish adolescents. Poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum, San Antonio, TX.
  14. Kulis, S. S., Marsiglia, F. F., Kiehne, E., Jager, J. & Ayers, S. L. (2019, June). Bidirectional effects of violence perpetration and alcohol use among adolescents in Mexico: Differences by gender. Poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum, San Antonio, TX.
  15. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. Garcia Pérez, H., & Ayers, S. (2019, June). A pilot study of Mantente REAL in Nogales, Mexico: Testing risk moderation effects. Poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum, San Antonio, TX.
  16. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., Ayers, S. L., Medina-Mora, M. E., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B., Corona, M. D., & Mendoza, M. A. (2019, May). Keepin’ It Real (Mantente REAL) in Mexico: Short-Term RCT effects of a USA substance use prevention program culturally adapted for middle schools in Mexico’s three largest cities. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
  17. Kulis, S. S., Marsiglia, F. F., Villalba, C., Alarcon, D., & MacFadden, I. (2019, May). Traditional gender roles and the disappearing gender gap in substance use among Spanish adolescents. Poster presentation at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
  18. Corona-Lozano, M. D., De Jesus Reyes, D. & Marsiglia, F. F. (2019, May).  Conductas sociales y uso de drogas en adolescentes escolarizados de Nuevo León. Oral presentation at the IX Congreso Iberoamericano de Universidades Promotoras de Salud.  Monterrey-Nuevo León, Mexico. 
  19. García-Pérez, H., Marsiglia, F.F. & Kulis, S. (2018, April).  Youth health in transborder communities.  2018 Conference of the Western Social science Association and the Association of Borderlands Studies. San Antonio-TX.
  20. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., Ayers, S. L., & Porta, M. (2018, January). Keepin’ it REAL in Guatemala City: Testing the applicability of an evidence-based adolescent substance use prevention program from the USA. Oral presentation at the 22nd annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  21. Kulis, S. S., Kiehne, E., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2018, January). Reciprocal effects of substance use and violence perpetration among Mexican adolescents: A gendered analysis. Oral presentation at the 22nd annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  22. Kulis, S. & Marsiglia, F. F. (2017, October) Investigating traditional gender roles & their impact on adolescent substance use in Mexico’s three largest cities.  National Hispanic Science Network Annual Meeting. Phoenix Arizona.
  23. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S., Ayers, S. Smokowski, P. & Gonzalvez, A. (2017, October).  Mexican Aadolescents’ experiences with violence and substance use.  National Hispanic Science Network Annual Meeting. Phoenix Arizona.
  24. Marsiglia, F. F. & Kulis, S. S. Gender differences in the reciprocal effects of alcohol use and violence perpetration among Mexican early adolescents. (2017, September). Oral presentation at the annual conference of the European Society for Prevention Research, Vienna, Austria.
  25. Kulis, S. S., Marsiglia, F. F., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B., Corona, M. D., & Medina-Mora, M. E. (2017, September). Changing traditional gender roles and the narrowing gender gap in substance use among early adolescents in Mexico’s largest cities: Implications for prevention. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the European Society for Prevention Research, Vienna, Austria.
  26. MacFadden, I., Villalba, C., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., Ayers, S., & Alarcón, D. (2017, September). Mantente REAL Sevilla: Challenges and difficulties in the cultural adaptation of prevention programs for risk behaviors and promotion of healthy habits in the secondary education in Spain. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the European Society for Prevention Research, Vienna, Austria.
  27. Williams, L. R., Ayón, C., Marsiglia, F. F., Kiehne, E., & Ayers, S. L. (2017, June). Acculturation profiles and associations with parenting among immigrant Latinos. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention research, Washington, DC.
  28. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., & Kiehne, E., Alarcón, D., Libisch, C., & Ayers, S.  (2017, June). Examining school connectedness and educational aspirations as protective factors for alcohol use among Uruguayan adolescents. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  29. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Ayers, S. L., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B., Gonzalvez, A. (2017, June). Gender roles in Mexico, what is changing and what is not: Implications for youth substance use prevention. Poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum, Montreal, Canada.
  30. Marsiglia, F. F., Smokowski, P., Kulis, S. S., Ayers, S., & Gonzalvez, A. (2017, June). The co-occurrence of violence and substance use among Mexican adolescents. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  31. Marsiglia, F.F., & Hoffman, S. (2017, April). Health Literacy in Guatemala City. Poster Presentation at the Southwestern Social Science Association, Austin, TX.
  32. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., & Kiehne, E. (2017, January). Exploring school connectedness and educational aspirations as mediators of private versus public school attendance and alcohol use among Uruguayan adolescents. Poster presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  33. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S. S., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. L., Mendoza Meléndez, M. A., Lozano Corona, M. D., & Ayers, S. (2017, January). Gender differences in traditional gender role norms and substance use behaviors and attitudes among adolescents in Mexico. Oral presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  34. Clapp, J. D., El-Bassel, N., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2017, January). Developing and sustaining research centers: Experiences from the field. Workshop presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  35. Sangalang, C. C., Harachi, T. W., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2017, January). A social determinants analysis of Southeast Asian adolescents’ behavioral health. Oral presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  36. Sangalang, C. C., Tran, A. G. T. T., Ayers, S., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2017, January). The relationship between bullying behavior and substance use among Mexican American adolescents. Poster presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  37. Sun, F., Gao, X., & Marsiglia, F. (2017, January). Prevalence and risk factors of elder maltreatment in Chinese American elders in a southwest metropolitan area. Poster presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  38. Williams, L. R., Ayón, C., Marsiglia, F. F., & Ayers, S. (2017, January). Latino parenting profiles as prospective predictors of adolescent risky behaviors. Poster presentation at the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  39. Hoffman, S. & Marsiglia, F. F. (2017, January). A look at health literacy and health decisions among youth living in Guatemala City. Oral presentation at the 21st annual conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
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