2014 Latina Researchers Conference
Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars
Thursday April 3 - Saturday, April 5th, 2014
New Building * 524 West 59th Street * New York City, 10019
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced social and behavioral science degrees, STEM degrees, or in advanced research and academic positions, the conference seeks to:
The conference includes plenary discussions and presentations by renowned researchers and activist scholars. The conference also features early career investigators during poster sessions, and includes several networking events.
** NEW FOR 2014 Conference! Pre-Conference Workshops focused on successful applications for faculty appointments and tenure.
The Latina Researchers Conference brings scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. to address the underrepresentation of diverse scholars in research activities and in academia. Participants include research scientists, academicians, higher education administrators, students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes.
- Community-based participatory research
- Evidence-based methods on prevention
- Immigration, Acculturation, Ethnicity and Health
- Management of chronic illness and psychological distress
- Policy Research
- Public Health Law
- Race, Racism, Discrimination and Health
- Social, Racial and Cultural Determinants of Health
- Traditional Healing
- Vulnerable Populations
- New! Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students
- New! Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty
Dr. Margarita Alegría
Dr. Margarita Alegría, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR) at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Internationally renowned and widely recognized for generating knowledge to increase equity in behavioral health outcomes for disadvantaged and minority populations.
Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Ph.D., MPA-URP, is Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Internationally renowned and widely recognized for her work on social determinants of health and racial/ethnic equity in metropolitan areas in the U.S.
- Dr. Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean’s Professor of Social Work and Preventive Medicine at University of Southern California.
- Dr. Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D., President and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus.
- Dr. Christina A. Christie, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Social Research Methodology Division in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles.
- Dr. Glorisa Canino, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine.
- Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Modern Languages / Women Studies and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Seattle University.
- Dr. Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University-Chicago.
- Dr. Jane E. Miller, Ph.D., Research Professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, and a Professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
- Dr. Debra Joy Perez, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Evaluation and Learning at The Annie C. Casey Foundation.
- Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs, Full Professor of Counseling and Director of the National Center for Research and Practice, Latino Mental Health at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC.
- Ms. Gertrude J. Spilka, Founding Director of OMG Center and National Program Director of New Connections
- Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Director for the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at University of Maryland.