Victor Figuereo

Interim Co-Director
4404 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Dr. Figuereo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and has been a faculty champion for the CESR since its inception.  He was also among the first cohort of the University’s Latinx Cluster Hire. His work focuses on ethnoracial disparities in behavioral and mental health access and outcomes among Latinx populations in the United States and the role of racialization processes in these outcomes. His works aim 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). Victor 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.