CLAS Speaker Series: Latinx Behavioral and Mental Health Disparities: Racialization, Race, and Ethnicity Within

Activity Type: 
Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Dr. Victor Figuereo, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:30
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Posvar 4217 & Zoom
Contact Person: 
Alexis Takoushian
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Dr. Victor Figuereo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. His work focuses on racialization, the intersections of race and ethnicity, and access to health and mental health care as it pertains to the psychological well-being and distress of Latinx individuals living in the United States. The purpose of his works is to demystify the ethnic and racial homogeneity of U.S. Latinxs, render visible the lived experiences of Afro- and Black-Latinxs, and contribute to the elimination of Latinx health and mental health disparities in the U.S. He is the author of Racialization and Psychological Distress among U.S. Latinxs (Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2021). Dr. Figuereo received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark University and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University. He completed his master’s degree in social work and doctorate degree at the Boston College School of Social Work.

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Center for Latin American Studies
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