Dr. Flavio F. Marsiglia is the Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health at the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Social Work and Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). SIRC is an exploratory center of excellence on minority health and health disparities research funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has been Principal Investigator of clinical research studies such as Familias Sanas/Healthy Families, a hospital-based intervention study aimed at improving the interconception care of Latina mothers funded by the Centers of Medicare/Medicaid Services (HHS). In partnership with colleagues and several Arizona school districts and with support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the NIH he has developed and tested keepin’ it REAL – a substance abuse prevention Model Program for middle school students. The manualized and licensed intervention is now being implemented across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Marsiglia was the Principal Investigator of the NIDA/NIH funded social work research infrastructure center grant, one of only seven such grants awarded to schools of social work. These research and teaching activities have a global focus. He coordinates an ongoing international scholars’ exchange program at SIRC and conducts research and training in partnership with universities in Mexico and Spain.
Dr. Marsiglia has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous book chapters and has co-authored a book entitled Diversity, Oppression and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work. He serves on numerous scientific editorial boards and has been elected to serve on boards of national professional organizations such as the Society for Social Work and Research and the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research. He has also served on NIH scientific review paneles and other NIH special emphasis review panels.
Dr. Marsiglia received his Ph.D. in social work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and his MSW from the School of Social Work at the University of Uruguay. Before starting his full time academic career, he was a school social worker with the Bilingual Multicultural Department of the Cleveland Public Schools and later he was a research scientist with the Research and Development Department of the same school district. He conducted research activities related to the school district’s compliance with a Federal desegregation case and oversaw the research and development activities related to the district’s Drug Free Schools program.
Dr. Marsiglia received the 2012 Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award granted by the Society for Prevention Research in recognition of “research that enhances the understanding, development, and adaptation of effective prevention strategies for traditionally underserved populations, including racial and ethnic groups.” In 2012, he was inducted into the National Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Areas of research specialization are health disparities, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS prevention and culturally grounded social work practice with emphasis on Latino cultures
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|SWG 533||Diversity/Oppression/Soc Work|