DNC Speaker Series: Advances in Prevention Science, Diversity, and Inclusion, Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

U.S. and Latin America-based Prevention Research: An Interwoven and Mutually Enriching Experience
Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Join us over Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlc-2orDMpE9dir_yA-KzcQJW7R3TSV8FM

Speaker: Flavio F. Marsiglia, PhD

Dr. Flavio F. Marsiglia is a Regents Professor at the School of Social Work at 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 Mexico, other Latin American countries, Spain, and most recently in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Marsiglia is the principal investigator of the Specialized Center (U54) grant on health disparities research at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) at ASU. His 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 U.S. and in other countries. He has developed and tested culturally grounded interventions to prevent substance abuse, especially among Latinx and other minority populations of the Southwest, including the school-based “keepin’it REAL” substance abuse model prevention program.

Dr. Marsiglia has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles that have significantly advanced knowledge about Latinx adolescent risk and protective factors and the relationship between acculturation, health and mental health. He is the co-author with Stephen Kulis and Stephanie Lechuga-Pena of the widely adopted textbook “Diversity, Oppression and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work.” Dr. Marsiglia has received numerous recognitions and awards. Most recently, the American Public Health Association presented him with the 2022 Helen Rodriguez Trías Social Justice Award for his contributions to prevention science and COVID-19 work with vulnerable and underserved communities.

The aims of the DNC Speaker Series are to highlight research on prevention science and public health that is led by researchers from underrepresented groups and primarily conduct research with groups that are understudied (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, individuals who identify as a sexual minority, individuals with disabilities). The presentation series will also aim to create a forum for the guest speaker(s) to share career/professional reflections as a researcher from an underrepresented group(s) and to promote discussions of diversity and inclusion in professions related to prevention science and public health.

DNC Speaker Series Sponsor:
Many thanks for the generous support to our DNC Speaker Series “Benefactor” Sponsor: Prevention Science Program, College of Education, University of Oregon.

Questions: Jennifer Lewis, SPR Executive Director, jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.

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