M A R I N I L D A R I V E R A D I A Z, M S W, P H

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M A R I N I L D A R I V E R A D I A Z , M S W , P H

Work Address: University of Puerto Rico

Beatriz Lassalle Graduate School of Social Work P.O. Box 23345

Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931-3345 Email: marinilda75@gmail.com marinilda.riveradiaz@upr.edu Webpage: pr.linkedin.com/pub/marinilda-rivera-diaz/40/569/124/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marinilda_Rivera /publication OBJECTIVES

 Facilitate a critical learning experience of social work and other disciplines students in a recognized academic institution.

 Develop my research career in the areas of cultural, economic and social disparities in the provision of community-based mental health and health services to children and families: HIV/AIDS, and immigration, behavioral components of stigma, social policy interventions and human rights in the neoliberal and colonial context.

 Develop social research experiences and skills among undergraduate and graduate first generation college students to enhance their academic careers and commitment with the social transformation.

 Integrate my academic, research and community health and human rights agenda into affirmative political actions.

EDUCATION

Post doctoral Training Experience funded by the National Institute of Mental Health: “Behavioral Manifestations of Stigma Among Health Professionals” (PI, Dr. Nelson Varas; R01 MH5R01MH080694-03). University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Social Work and School of Medicine and University of Michigan, School of Public Health. (September, 2010- August 2012 )

PhD in Social Work. Specialization in Social policy and social service administration. Beatriz Lasalle Graduate School of Social Work, University of Puerto Rico. Title: Ciudadanos Invisibles: Diversidad de Voces sobre la política de salud mental en Puerto Rico (Invisible Citizens: Diversity of Voices and Mental

Health Public Policy in Puerto Rico). (August 2004 to August 2010) MSW. Specialization in Child welfare, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill. Cum Laude.

(August 1998 to August 2000).

BSW. Magna Cum Laude. University of Puerto Rico. (June 1993 to February 1998).

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EXPERIENCE

Teaching experience

Assistant professor. Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle. University of Puerto Rico. (January 2013 to present)

Courses:

 Analysis of Social Reality  Basic Administration  Thesis Seminar I & II. Other responsibilities:

 Graduate School of Social Work Re accreditation Committee  Faculty member of the Institute of Social Policy

 80th Anniversary of the GSSWBL Planning Committee  GSSWBL Web Page Administrator

Associate professor. Graduates Studies Institute. Graduate School of Social Work. Pontifical Catholic University. Courses: Thesis Seminars, Contemporary Issues in Social Work, Family Violence, Social Policy and Social Welfare. (August, 2012 to December, 2012).

Adjunct Faculty. Department of Social Work. Social Sciences Faculty, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico. Courses: Social Work and Mental Health Services, Social Welfare and Social Policy, Human Behavior I & II. (August, 2011 to 2013)

Adjunct Faculty. Department of Social Work. Interamerican University, Puerto Rico. Courses: Human Behavior, Diversity and Oppression, Social Research Methods. (Winter 2008 to 2012).

Adjunct Faculty. Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle. University of Puerto Rico. Course: Alcohol and Addiction in Puerto Rico. Courses: Alcohol and Addiction in Puerto Rico. (Fall 2010).

Adjunct Faculty and Field Placement Coordinator in the School of Liberal Arts, Department of Social Work. Carolina, PR, University of the East. Courses: Social work with Special Populations, Introduction to Social Work, Social Work with Groups and Communities. (Trimesters AY 2003 to December 2004).

Lectures

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. (lecture). Professional Voices: Social work and mental health in the neoliberal and Puerto Rican colonial context. Presented to undergraduate social work students. Department of Social Work, University of Puerto Rico. Invited by Dra. Mabel López., September 11, 2013.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (lecture). The Voices of Citizens in the Health System in Puerto Rico: A Research and Action Agenda for Puerto Rico. Presented to University of Connecticut Social Work Students. Graduate School of Social Work. University of Puerto Rico. June 7, 2013.

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Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (lecture). The group as a strategy of social intervention. Presented to graduate students at the Department of Psychology, University of Puerto Rico. Invited by Dr. Dolores Miranda. October 03, 2012.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (Lecture) Interviewing vulnerable populations. Presented to undergraduate students at Department of Psychology. Invited by Dr. Ana Guzzi, adjunct professor. May 23, 2011.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (Lecture). Mix method approaches in health. Presented to undergraduate students at Department of Psychology. Invited by Dr. Ana Guzzi, adjunct professor. May 9, 2011.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (Lecture). Research experiences with mix methods approaches. Presented to Social Work doctoral students at University of Puerto Rico as part of the Mixed Methods Course. Invited by Dr. Nelson Varas, associate professor. March 2, 2011.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (Lecture). Developing a good dissertation proposal. Invited by Dr. Nelson Varas as part of his Mixed Methods Doctoral Course. November, 2010.

Rivera Diaz, Marinilda (Lecture). Children and Youth Mental Health Public Policy in Puerto Rico. Presented to School of Public Health undergraduates and graduates students. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Invited by Dr. Mark Padilla, associate professor. October, 2010.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (Lecture). The Voices of Children and Youth in the Mental Health Public Policy: A National Agenda for Social Workers. Presented to University of Connecticut Social Work Students. Graduate School of Social Work. University of Puerto Rico. June, 2009.

Research experience

U 54 Mechanism from NIC. Outreach Core Cancer Prevention. Comprehensive Cancer Center, the School of Medicine at UPR/MSC and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas. Trainee. Collaboration in the research design and implementation on Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts and Clinical Trials Participation: Eliminating inequalities in women health. September 2013 to present.

HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Trauma Training Program. NIDA Funds Scholarship. University of California, Los Angeles. (September 2013 to present). Research design and implementation on Social Disparities and HIV among Dominicans Women living in PR.

Center for the Study of Social Disparities and Health. Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle. University of Puerto Rico and University of Michigan, School of Public Health. NIMH Post doctoral fellow. Research design and implementation on behavioral manifestation of HIV/AIDs stigma among health professionals. (September 2010 to August 2012).

Center for the Study of Social Disparities and Health. Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle. University of Puerto Rico. NIMH Pre-doctoral fellow. Literature review in the mental health and children and adolescent public policy field, finance resources identification, mentoring undergraduate students in mental health research project and provided support for other research projects. (September 2008 to August 2010.)

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National Institute of Mental Health Minority Fellowship Program. Dissertation: Invisible Citizens: Diversity of Voices about Mental Health Public Policy in Puerto Rico.. (March 2009 to August, 2010).

Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children Project: The Needs and Resource Assessment of Luis Llorens Torres Public Housing Project and Gurabo Municipality. Community consultant. Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration. (October, 2003 to April 2005).

Culture, Family education and Early Childhood Programs. College of Education. Children Research Center. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Il. (November 1998 to June 2000)

Perceptions of youth residents between 14 to 18 years old about the military occupation of Luis Llorens Torres Public Housing Project. Mc Nair Fellow. University of Puerto Rico, Mc’ Nair Program. (December 1997).

Supervised thesis

Pizarro, Carely, Sánchez, Mariliz & Cortes, Rosalin (2014). Hacia un modelo de educación inclusivo y desde una perspectiva de derechos humanos: Percepción de niños y niñas identificados/as como dotados/as, sus padres y comunidad escolar sobre el concepto de dotación, los modelos educativos vigentes y las múltiples necesidades presentadas por esta población, a mayo 2014. Graduate School of Social Work, University of Puerto Rico.

Internships

Fall Institute. UCLA- HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Trauma Training 2013 Fall Institute. Center for University of California at Los Angeles. November 18-21, 2013.

Summer Institute. Mental Health and Substance Use: Risks, Prevention, Treatment and Policies. Family Research Consortium/Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. Cambridge Health Alliance, San Juan, PR. July, 21-23, 2011.

Puerto Rico Winter Institute. Organizations Development and Economy. A collaboration between Harvard

University and University of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR. January 8-21, 2009 Summer Research Opportunity Program Internship. University of Illinois, School of Social Work.

Champaign, Ill. (May 1998 to August 1998).

Summer Research Opportunity Program Internship. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (June 1997 to August 1997)

Mc’Nair Fellow. Mc’Nair Program. School of General Studies. University of Puerto Rico, (August 1995 to May 1998).

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Professional

Research Assistant. Re-accreditation process of the social work graduate program, Graduate School of

Social Work. University of Puerto Rico (January to June 2008).

Project Director of Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children. Auxiliary Administration of Children and Adolescent Treatment. Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration (SAMHSA/System of Care Grant). Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. (May 2005 to September 2007).

Psychosocial community consultant in the Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children and Adolescents Project. Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. (February 2003 to May 2005).

Fatherhood Program Coordinator in the Early Head Start and Head Start Programs (Federal grant). New

York Foundling. San Juan, Puerto Rico. (April 2001 to February 2003).

Clinical Social Worker. Working with sexually abused children. Proyecto Amanecer. Cupey, Puerto Rico. (October 2000 to March 2001).

Program Coordinator and Social Work Intern. APEX (ASPIRA Parents for Educational Excellence). ASPIRA. Chicago, Il (January 2000 to August 2000).

PUBLICATIONS

Editor & Reviewer experience

Abstract reviewer. CSWE APM Conference’s Proposals for Latino track. March 2014 to present. Ad hoc editor. Advanced in Social Work Journal. April 2013 to present.

Member of Editorial Board. Health and Human Behavior Journal. Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. January, 2013 to present.

Ad hoc editor. Public Health of Mexico Journal. November 2012 to present. Ad hoc editor. Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology. April 2012 to present.

Refereed Articles

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda & Avilés, Zoraida (2012). El foto ensayo como herramienta académica para el análisis de la opresión: Reflexiones desde el salón de clases. Revista Paideia Puertorriqueña. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Vol. 7 (1), 2012.

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Rivera-Díaz, M. (2012). Construcciones infanto juveniles sobre la salud mental. Revista Medicina y salud pública, XXXV (IV), 34-43.

Reyes-Estrada, M., Rivera-Díaz, M., & Varas-Díaz, N. (2012). Mobile technology as a promising tool for health research in the social sciences (2) [Abstract]. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 1(4S). doi: 10.7309/jmtm.26.

Varas, N., Santos, A., Polanco, N., Cajigas, I., Rivera, M., Lugo, C., Rosario, E. & Rivera, E. (2012). Desarrollo de una escala para medir el estigma relacionado a problemas de salud mental en Puerto Rico. Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología Asociación de Psicología de Puerto Rico (Suplemento Electrónico). Vol. 23:107-118.

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda (2012). De trabas y locuras: Los servicios de salud mental para la niñez y la juventud en Puerto Rico. (About obstacles and insanities: The mental health services for children and youth in Puerto Rico.) (Article in Spanish). Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Carlos Albizu University (accepted for publication October 2012).

Rivera, M., Varas-Díaz, N., Reyes, M., Suro, B., & Coriano, D. (2012). Factores socio-estructurales y el estigma hacia el VIH/SIDA: Experiencias de puertorriqueños/as con VIH/SIDA al acceder servicios de salud. (Article in Spanish). Salud y Sociedad, V. 3(2), 180-192.

Rivera-Díaz, M. & Rivera-Díaz, Y. (2011). Sobre los problemas del interior y otros relatos: Construcciones infant juveniles sobre la salud mental. ("About the internal problems" and other stories: Children and adolescents’ constructions of mental health meanings). (Article in Spanish). Salud y Sociedad. V.2 (3); 322-333. ISSSN 0718-74751.

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda (2011). Niñez ciudadana: Un abordaje socio construccionista a la política de salud mental infant juvenil en Puerto Rico. (Child citizenship: A socio-constructionist analysis about public policy on the mental health of children and adolescents in Puerto Rico.) (Article in Spanish). Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology, V.22; 122-146.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. (2009). Relaciones de poder, sujeto y política social: Hacia una visión transformadora del Trabajo Social y las políticas de bienestar comunitario. (Power relations, subject and social policy: Toward a transformation of the social work vision and social welfare policies.) (Article in Spanish). Análisis Journal, Vol. X. (37-52).

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda (2006). Construyendo un modelo alternativo de trabajo social comunitario: De frente a la salud mental de la niñez y juventud en Puerto Rico. (Building an alternative approach for community social work: Children and adolescent mental health in Puerto Rico). (Articicle in Spanish). In Democratización, Responsabilidad Social y Derechos Sociales: Política Social y Trabajo Social. Serie Atlantea. N. 3. March, 2006. (p. 341-362 )

N. Delgado, W. Pacheco, G. Reyes & M. Rivera. (2005). Pertinencia de un estudio de necesidades y recursos en un sistema de cuidado sensible a la diversidad de las familias latinas. (The pertinence of a need and resource assessment for the implementation of a comprehensive system of care for Latino families). (Article in Spanish) Psychline: Journal of Hispanic American Psychiatry. Vol.4 Number 6. (p. 25).

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Non Refereed Articles

Rivera Díaz, M.; Varas Díaz, N., Padilla, M., Coriano, D.; Reyes, M., Ortiz, N.; & Serrano, N. (2014). Patriarchal

Discourse and HIV transmission among women living in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal

(supplement) 33 (1), march 2014, 104.

Rivera Díaz, M.; Varas Díaz, N., Padilla, M., Coriano, D.; Reyes, M., Ortiz, N.; & Serrano, N. (2014). Behavioral

Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Stigma among Health Professionals in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences

Journal (supplement) 31 (1), march 2012, 54.

Reyes-Estrada, M., Rivera-Díaz, M., Varas-Díaz, N. & Ortiz, N. Midiendo las manifestaciones comportamentales del estigma relacionado al VIH/SIDA: La investigación en las Ciencias Sociales y su importancia para la prestación de servicios de salud. Bulletin of the Association of Puerto Rican Psychology. August, 2012. (Spanish article)

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda (2009) Research Abstract. Inventio Journal. Research and Creative Journal.

University of Puerto Rico. http://graduados.uprrp.edu/inventio/vol6/briefs.html.

Rivera- Díaz, Marinilda (1999). The 13 to 18 year old residents of Luis Lloréns Torres Housing Project

and their opinions of the Military Intervention Strategies to control the drug and crime problems of San Juan, Puerto Rico. National Mac Nair Journal: Vol., Fall/1999.

Books articles

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2010). Voces de la ciudadanía infanto juvenil dentro de la política de salud mental en Puerto Rico: Apuntes para el trabajo social. In Nilsa M. Burgos Ortiz, Leticia Urizar de Alvarado, Mirna Bojórquez de Grajeda y Julio César Díaz Argueta (Eds.). Política Social y Trabajo Social: Hacia la construcción de la equidad. Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos (Spanish article)

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. (2006) Construyendo un modelo alternativo de trabajo social comunitario frente a la salud mental de la niñez y juventud en Puerto Rico. In Burgos, Nilsa. (2006). Acerca de la democracia y los derechos sociales: Política Social y Trabajo Social. Buenos Aires: Espacio. p. 271.

Newspaper Columns/ Interviews

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda; Pizarro, Doris; Rodriguez, Norma; Hernandez, Blanca; Garcia, Victor (2014). La crisis se desquita con los pobres. Claridad Newspaper. March 15, 2014.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2014). Un Sistema de Salud para atender la crisis. (Spanish column). El Nuevo Día. February 14, 2014.

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Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2011). El genocidio de salud. El Nuevo Día. (Spanish column). Online version. August, 2011

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2011). No acuartelan nuestra conciencia. El Nuevo Día. (Spanish column). January 6, 2011

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2010). El desarrollo insostenible. El Nuevo Día. (Spanish column). December 3, 2010.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2010). Contradicciones de la política del PAN. (Spanish column). El Nuevo Día. October 28, 2010, p.82).

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda (2010) La torre de los inteligentes. (Spanish column). El Nuevo Día. October 7, 2010, p.71.

Books

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda (2012). Ciudadanos Invisibles: Niñez, Política y Salud Mental en Puerto Rico. (Invisible citizens: Childhood, Policy and Mental Health in Puerto Rico). Publicaciones Puertorriqueñas. (Spanish) March, 2014.

Radio interviews

March 11, 2014. Apúntalo Program. Radio Universidad, University of Puerto Rico. March 27, 2014. Apuntalo Program. Radio Universidad. University of Puerto Rico.

Videos

Marinilda Rivera Diaz. A Successful story. Acceso al éxito. University of Puerto Rico. http://exito.upr.edu/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOmSbrbe9gs

Blogs

Ciudadanos Invisibles- Espacio educativo, investigativo y de denuncia social en torno a aquellas problemáticas sociales que afectan a nuestro pueblo puertorriqueño y otros pueblos hermanos latinoamericanos. Recopila noticias, videos e investigaciones académicas para contribuir al debate y generar nuevas formas de abordar y atender la realidad social. Las políticas sociales y los derechos humanos son nuestro principal foco de atención. http://ciudadanosinvisiblespr.blogspot.com/

Articles submitted (under review)

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patriarcal y experiencias de mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA en Puerto Rico. Submitted for consideration to the Cuadernos de Trabajo Social. Universidad Complutense, Madrid. February, 2014. (Spanish article). Rivera, M. Neoliberalismo, colonialismo, y salud mental en la Niñez. Submitted for consideration to the Social Sciences Journal. University of Puerto Rico. December 2013. (Spanish article).

Articles in progress

Rivera, M. ¿Qué ha pasado con las corporaciones públicas en Puerto Rico?

Rivera, M. Reyes, Varas, N, M., Coriano, Padilla, M., D., Ortiz, N. (2014). A Mix Method Approach for Measuring Behavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Stigma.

Rivera, M., Varas, N., Reyes, M., Coriano, Padilla, M., D., Ortiz, N., & Serrano, N. (2013). iPad como herramienta prometedora para la investigación en las ciencias sociales.

Rivera, M., & Varas, N. (2014). Measuring Behavioral Manifestation of HIV/AIDS Stigma among Physicians in Puerto Rico.

Rivera, M., Varas-Díaz, N., Coriano, D., Reyes, M., Serrano, N., & Padilla, M. (2014). Family dimension of stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS: 30 years and the plate & spoon stigma stories are still on the table.

Books in progress

Rivera, M. (planned for 2015). Del Neoliberalismo, colonialismo y otras violaciones: Trabajo Social y Salud Mental en Puerto Rico.

Rivera, M. Insanidad Histórica de la Salud Mental en Puerto Rico: Apuntes desde 1844 hasta el 2010.

ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the PR National Association of Social Work Schools, November 2010 to present. Member of the Council on Social Work Education. September 2008 to present.

Member of the Association of Latino Social Work Educators, October, 2010 to present. Member of the Society for Social Work and Research. September 2008 to September 2011.

Member of the Council of Collaboration and Coordination Steering Committee for the System of Care. Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Washington DC. September 2005 to September 2007. Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. National Association of Social Workers. July 2003 to 2010.

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Members of the National Association of Social Workers. Puerto Rico Chapter. October 2000 to 2010. Member of the Colegio de Trabajadores Sociales de Puerto Rico. October 2000 to present.

Member of the Puerto Rican Association of Graduate Students. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 1999 to August 2000.

Member of the National Association of Puerto Rican/Hispanic Social Workers. July 1999 to July 2000.

CONFERENCES

Abstract submitted pending for acceptance

Medicina y Sociedad. (Submitted for oral presentation). Colegio de Médico Cirujanos de Puerto Rico, 2014 Annual Meeting. Scheduled for Nov. 21-23, 2014.

Salud mental y la juventud en Puerto Rico. (Submitted for oral presentation). Colegio de Médico Cirujanos de Puerto Rico, 2014 Annual Meeting. Scheduled for Nov. 21-23, 2014. Discurso patriarcal y las experiencias de mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA (Submitted for oral presentation). CSWE's 60th Annual Program Meeting. Scheduled for October 23 - October 26, 2014 in Tampa, FL. Submitted on February, 2014.

Patriarchal Discourse and experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico. (Submitted for poster presentation). CSWE's 60th Annual Program Meeting. Scheduled for October 23 - October 26, 2014 in Tampa, FL. Submitted on February, 2014.

Neoliberalismo, colonialismo en Puerto Rico y salud mental de la niñez. (Submitted for oral presentation). CSWE's 60th Annual Program Meeting. Scheduled for October 23 - October 26, 2014 in Tampa, FL. Submitted on February, 2014.

Abstracts accepted for coming conferences

Socio-Structural Factors & HIV/AIDS Stigma: Experiences from Puerto Ricans Accessing Health Services (submitted for poster presentation). National Association of Social Work Conference, Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership. Scheduled for July 23-26, 2014 in Washington DC. Submitted on January 2014.

Patriarchal Discourse and HIV transmission among women living in Puerto Rico (Submitted for poster presentation). 7th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group. Scheduled for June 13, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Patriarchal Discourse and HIV transmission among women living in Puerto Rico (Submitted for poster presentation). 14th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities scheduled for April 8-10, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Conference Presentations:

Rivera Díaz, M. Determinantes sociales y el derecho a la salud: Antagonismos desde las políticas

sociales para atender la salud mental de la niñez en Puerto Rico. Symposium of the Association of Puerto Rican Psychology. University of Sacred Heart, San Juan. March 29, 2014.

Rivera Diaz, M. Ciudadanos Invisibles: Diversidad de Voces sobre la Política de Salud Mental en Puerto

Rico. 4to Encuentro de Investigación y Gestión Comunitaria. Instituto de Política Social, Escuela Graduada de Trabajo Social Beatriz Lasalle, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Rio Piedras, PR March 28, 2014. Coriano, D., Rivera, M., Varas, N., Reyes, M. Spanish poster presentation. ¨Ellos de la calle, nosotras de la casa: Discurso patriarcal y VIH-SIDA en mujeres en Puerto Rico”. Annual Meeting of the Association of Puerto Rican Psychology. Ponce Hilton, PR Nov. 15-16, 2013.

Rivera, M. Speaker. Dolores de la niñez colonizada: Desafíos de la política neoliberal y colonial en el con

texto de la salud mental de los niños, niñas y jóvenes de Puerto Rico (Pains of colonized children: challenges of the neoliberal and colonial social politics to the mental health of children and youth in Puerto Rico). Social Workers Annual Meeting. College of Social Work’s Professionals. Ponce Hilton, PR. November 8, 2013.

Rivera, M. Speaker. Democratic Participation and Health Right in Puerto Rico. En Espiritualidad y Ética

Cristiana: Hacia un sistema universal de salud en Puerto Rico. (In Spirituality and Christian Ethic: Toward a Universal Health System in Puerto Rico). Fundación Por Un Mejor País. Lutheran Church, Rio Piedras. October 26, 2013.

Coriano, D., Rivera, M., Varas, N., Reyes, M. Spanish poster presentation. ¨Ellos de la calle, nosotras de la casa: Discurso patriarcal y VIH-SIDA en mujeres en Puerto Rico”. APPIE, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. September 4, 2013.

Rivera, M. Speaker. Democratic participation, citizenship and health human right. In the Conference:

Health Right: The community participation and democratic administration of our health system. College of Lawyers of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR. June 4, 2013.

Coriano, D., Rivera-Diaz, M., Varas, N., Padilla, M., Reyes, & M. Suro, B. Spanish poster presentation. Behavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Stigma among Health Professionals: A mixed method approach. IINAS. University of Puerto Rico. Hotel Intercontinental en Isla Verde, Carolina, PR. April 4-5, 2013.

Rivera-Díaz, M., Varas, N., Padilla, M., Reyes, M. Suro, B., & Coriano, D. Spanish poster presentation.

Implementación de un Método Mixto para la Identificación del Comportamiento Estigmatizante hacia el VIH/SIDA en profesionales de la Salud en Puerto Rico. (Implementation of a mixed method for the identification of stigmatized behavior toward HIV/AIDS among health professionals in Puerto Rico). IV Conferencia Puertorriqueña de Salud Pública. VI Congreso Internacional de Universidades Promotoras de la Salud. San Juan, PR March 19-21, 2013.

Reyes-Estrada, M., Rivera-Díaz, M., Varas-Diaz, N., & Ortiz, N. English oral presentation. Mobile technology as a promising tool for effective social science’s research in health. mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy. December 3-5, 2012. Washington, DC

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Rivera- Díaz, M., Varas, N., Padilla, M., Reyes, M. Suro, B., & Coriano, D. Spanish poster presentation.

Manifestaciones comportamentales del estigma hacia el VIH/SIDA en profesionales de la salud: Un diseño mixto. (Behavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Stigma Among Health Professionals: A Mix Method Approach). 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities scheduled for December 10-13, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rivera-Díaz, M., Varas-Díaz, N., Ortiz, N., Padilla, M., Ortiz, N., Reyes, M., Coriano, D., Suro, B.,

González, R., & Ambert, Yassel. Spanish oral presentation. Implementación de un método mixto para la identificación del comportamiento estigmatizante hacia el VIH/SIDA. (Implementation of a mixed method for the identification of stigmatized behavior toward HIV/AIDS). Association of Puerto Rican Psychology. Annual Research Meeting. November 15-18, 2012. San Juan, PR.

Varas, N., Reyes, M. & Rivera, M. Spanish interactive workshop. iPads en la investigación social: herramienta prometedora para diseños mixtos (iPads in social research: a promising tool for mixed method designs). Association of Puerto Rican Psychology Annual Meeting. November, 15-18, 2012. San Juan, PR.

Rivera, M., Varas, N., Padilla, M. , Reyes, M., Suro, B. , Coriano, D. & Sánchez, A. Spanish poster

presentation accepted. Estigma relacionado al VIH/SIDA: Una mirada a los factores socio estructurales. (HIV/AIDS Stigma: A look to socio structural factors). V Congreso Ibero-Americano de Investigacion Cualitativa en Salud. Lisboa, Portugal. October 11-13, 2012.

Rivera, M., Reyes, M. & Coriano, D. Spanish presentation to a group of HIV patients. Manifestations of

HIV/AIDS Stigma among Health Professionals: Results from a study. Más Salud Clinic. Municipality of San Juan. September 21, 2012.

Rivera, M. & Avilés, Z. (2012). Spanish oral presentation accepted. Diversidad y opresión a través del

lente: Experiencias desde el salón de clase para el Trabajo Social. XX Seminario Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Trabajo Social. Córdova, Argentina. September 24-27, 2012

Rivera, M., Reyes, M., Coriano, D. (2012). ¿Qué hace un buen mentor? (What a good mentor does?)

College of Graduate Studies and Research. University of Puerto Rico. July 10, 2012.

M., Suro, B., Coriano, D. , Reyes, M., Rivera, M. , Varas, N. , & Padilla, M. Poster presentation. Behavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Among Health Professionals. Annual APPIE Conference. University of Puerto Rico, RP Campus. April 11, 2012.

Rivera, M., Varas, N., Padilla, M., Reyez, M., Suro, B., & Coriano, D. Poster presentation. Behavioral

Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Among Health Professionals. 32nd Annual Research and Education Forum. Social Determinants of Health: Everybody’s Challenge. Medical Sciences Campus at UPR, San Juan. March, 28-30, 2012.

Sanchez, A. , Rivera, M. & Varas, N. Poster presentation. Xenophobia? The possible influence of skin color with discriminatory behavior of Puerto Ricans against Dominicans in Puerto Rico. The Bahamas, November, 15-17, 2011.

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Conference. The Bahamas. November 18-21, 2011.

Rivera-Diaz, M. Spanish oral presentation. Diversidad y opresión en Puerto Rico: Desafíos para el

quehacer del Trabajo Social desde una perspectiva ética y de derechos humanos. (Diversity and oppression in Puerto Rico: Challenges for Social Work profession and human rights). Interamerican University. Nov. 14, 2011.

Rivera Díaz, M. Spanish oral presentation. Estado de Situación de la Salud: Una perspectiva desde los

derechos humanos y la ética. (Mental Health Status: A human rights and ethical perspective). En Coloquio: Diversas miradas a una propuesta emergente para la salud en Puerto Rico. Social Policy Institute at Beatriz Lasalle Graduate School of Social Work. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Nov. 8, 2011.

Varas, N., Santos, A., Polanco, N., Cajigas, I., Rivera, M. & Lugo, C. Spanish poster presentation. Desarrollo de una escala para medir el estigma relacionado a problemas de salud mental en Puerto Rico. (Development of an Stigma Mental Health Scale in Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico Psychology Association Annual Convention. Rio Grande, PR. Nov. 10- 12, 2011.

Reyes, M., Rivera, M., Varas, N., Suro, B. Coriano, D. & Sánchez, A. Spanish poster presentation. Factores socio-estructurales y estigma en un grupo de puertorriqueños/as con VIH/SIDA. (Socio structural factors and stigma among a Puerto Rican group living with HIV/AIDS). Puerto Rico Psychology Association Annual Convention. Rio Grande, PR. Nov. 10- 12, 2011.

Rivera Díaz, M. Spanish poster presentation. Dolores que no se ven: Niñez y salud mental en Puerto

Rico. (Invisible pain: Children and mental health in Puerto Rico). CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Spanish Track. Atlanta, Georgia. October 27-30, 2011.

Rivera-Díaz, M. Spanish oral presentation. Cómo hacer una disertación exitosa? (Doing a successful

dissertation). Doctoral Student Meeting. Graduate School of Social Work at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. October 4, 2011.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Poster presentation. Voices of Children and Families for a culturally sensitive

approach in the mental health services in Puerto Rico. Summer Training: Institute. Mental Health and Substance Use: Risks, Prevention, Treatment and Policies. Family Research Consortium/Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. San Juan, PR. July, 21-23, 2011.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral Presentation. De la salud mental y otros asuntos: Niños y familias

hablan sobre la salud mental en Puerto Rico. (About Mental Health and other issues: Children and Adolescents Talk about Mental Health in Puerto Rico). IV World Congress of Childhood. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 15-18, 2010.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Poster presentation. Voices of Our Profession: Social Work and Mental Health in

Puerto Rico. 2010 CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Portland, Oregon. October 14-17, 2010.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Voces de nuestra profesión: Trabajo Social y salud

mental en tiempos de politica neoliberal. (Voices of the Profession: Social Work and Mental Health in Neoliberal Policy Times). The V International Congress of Social Work. Heredia, Costa Rica. September 29- October 1, 2010.

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Rivera Diaz, Marinilda. Spanish poster presentation. Voces de Ciudadania: Un estudio de métodos

mixtos para contribuir a la salud mental de los niños, niñas y jóvenes en Puerto Rico. (Voices of citizens: A mix method study for the mental health of children and adolescents in Puerto Rico). IV Ibero American Congress of Qualitative Research on Health. Fortaleza, Brazil. September 8 to 12, 2010. (It was not presented due to lack of institutional financial support).

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Oral presentation. “Listen to me”: Children and parents talk about mental health

services in Puerto Rico. Division 45 Conference of the American Psychology Association. Ann Arbor, Michigan. June 17-19, 2010. (It was not presented due to lack of institutional financial support).

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Neoliberalismo, colonialism y otros ismos: Retos para

el Trabajo Social y la salud mental infant-juvenil en Puerto Rico. (Neoliberalism, colonialism, and other issues: Challenges for Social Work and the Children and Youth Mental Health in Puerto Rico). XIX Latin-American Seminar of Social Work Schools (ALAEITS) Guayaquil, Ecuador. October 4-8, 2009.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Voces infanto juveniles sobre la política de salud

mental en Puerto Rico: Notas para la profesión del Trabajo Social. (Voices of children and youth inside the mental health policy in Puerto Rico: Notes for the social work profession). VIII Conference on Social Policies and Social Work: Toward the construction of equity. Antigua Guatemala. May 4-6, 2009.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Implementando servicios de salud mental par alas

comunidades: Utilizando los principios de “guiado por los jóvenes” y “conducido por las familias”. (Implementing mental health services for communities: Using the Family Guided and Youth Driven values). The Fifth System of Care Congress in Puerto Rico. Normandie Hotel, San Juan Puerto Rico. September, 2007.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Sistema de Cuidado como modelo prometedor para

niños con condiciones severas de salud mental. (System of Care as a promising model for children with severe mental illness). The Fourth System of Care Congress in Puerto Rico: Government, Community and the Academy for the Mental Health. Hosted by Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the University of Sacred Heart, San Juan, PR. September, 2006.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Esfuerzos de sustentabilidad para expandir el Sistema

de Cuidado en Puerto Rico. (Sustainability efforts to expand the System of Care in Puerto Rico). The Third System of Care Congress in Puerto Rico: Promoting a legacy for the children mental health in Puerto Rico. Hosted by Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Hato Rey, PR. September, 2005

Avilés, Z., Canales, M., Crespo, E., Mercado, M., Morales, E., & Rivera, M. Spanish oral presentation. Análisis de la Política de Salud en Puerto Rico desde un marco afrocentrista. (Analysis of the Health Policy in Puerto Rico from the Afrocentric Frame). II International Colloquium about sectorial social policies: State, citizenship and participation. Monterey, Mexico. August, 2005.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda. Spanish oral presentation. Construyendo un modelo alternativo para el trabajo

social comunitario: De frente a las necesidades de salud mental de los niños y adolescentes. (Building an alternative model for community social work to face the needs of children and adolescents in the mental

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health field). VI Congress on Public Policy and Social Work. Panama City. April, 2005.

Pacheco, W., Reyes, G. & Rivera Díaz, M. Oral presentation. Needs and Resources Study: Mental Health Initiative for Children and Adolescents Project, Puerto Rico. System of Care Community Meeting: Collaborative Approaches to Successful transitions for Children, Youth, and Families within Systems of Care. Hyatt Hotel, Dallas, Texas. February 7-10, 2005.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda & Robles, Mayra. Spanish oral presentation. Un sistema de cuidado culturalmente

competente y sensible a la diversidad cultural: Retos y oportunidades para las comunidades puertorriqueñas. (A system of care culturally competent and sensitive to the cultural diversity: Challenges and opportunities for the Puerto Rican communities). The Second System of Care Congress in Puerto Rico. Hosted by Puerto Rico Mental Health Initiative for Children and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Embassy Suites, San Juan, PR. September, 2004.

Rivera Díaz, Marinilda & Pacheco Bou, Wanda. Spanish oral presentation. Creando servicios de salud

mental culturalmente solidarios dentro del sistema de cuidado para los niños con desórdenes emocionales. (Creating a cultural competence mental health services in the system of care for children with severe emotional disorders). ASSMCA. Hato Rey, PR. May 3, 2004.

Rivera, Marinilda. Oral presentation. Latino Parents Solution to Juvenile Crime in Humboldt Park

Community: A new Perspective. The Fourteenth Annual Marguerite Tieftenthal Symposium for School Social Work Interns. University of Illinois Center. Oakbrook, Il. May 22, 1999.

Rivera, Marinilda. Oral presentation. Latino Parents Solution to Juvenile Crime in Humboldt Park

Community: A new perspective. Mentor: John Poertner, DSW. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Summer Research Opportunity Program Symposium. July, 1998.

Rivera, Marinilda. Oral & Poster presentations. The 13 to 18 year old residents of Luis Llorens Torres

Housing Project and their opinions of the Military Intervention Strategies to control the drug and crime problems of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Presented at: 1) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; 2) Puerto Rico Mc Nair Conference on January 1998 at Catholic University, Ponce, Puerto Rico; 3) 6th annual National Ronald E. McNair Student Research Conference. Like Lawn Lodge, Delevan, Wisconsin on November 7-9, 1997.

Rivera, Marinilda. Poster presentation. Parent- Identified Risk Factors of Juvenile- Delinquency:

Perspectives from Latino Community. Mentor: Dr. Robert Ortega. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Summer Research Opportunity Program Symposium, August 1997.

Conferences, workshops and trainings

Conference: Día de las relaciones entre Haití, República Dominicana, y Puerto Rico. (Day of Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico Relations). Institute of Caribbean Studies. March 13, 2014.

Training: UCLA- NIDA HASATTP Fall Institute. University of California, Los Angeles. November 18-20, 2013.

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Conference: Divulgación de Hallazgos: Ideologías y Preferencias Profesionales de Estudiantes de Trabajo Social: Proyecto Latinoamericano. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. September 25-26, 2013.

Lecture: “Aportes de la Universidad en la formación de un ciudadano integral; un acercamiento a la responsabilidad social”. (University’s Contributions to an integral citizen: An approach to social

responsibility). Dr. Carlos Montaño (Guest speaker). Interamerican University, Arecibo Campus. August 23, 2013

Symposium: 7th Annual New Connections Symposium. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Princeton University, NJ. June 12-14, 2013.

Conference: Health Right: The community participation and democratic administration of our health system. College of Lawyers of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR. June 4, 2013.

Conference: 2013 UPR-MDACC Research on Cancer Epidemiology: Risk Factors and Control in the Caribbean Basin. Isla Verde, PR. February 21-22, 2013.

Conference: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Orlando, Fl. June 23-26, 2012

Workshop: Applying Implementation Science to Improve Health Care Quality and Performance. Annual Research Meeting. Academy Health. Orlando, Fl. June 23, 2012.

Workshop: Writing for publishing. Center for the Academic Excellence. University of Puerto Rico. September 30, 2011.

Seminar: Navigating Your Way through a Successful Research Career Training. Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health. Neuroscience Center, Rockville, MD. National Institute of Mental Health. July 5-7, 2011.

Training: Training and Using Standardized Patients for Teaching and Assessment. Standardized Patient

Program, School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University. May 2-6, 2011. Conference: Social Work Research: A World of Possibilities. Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. January 13-17, 2010.

Workshop: CSWE Minority Fellowship Summer Workshop. Sponsored by the Council on Social Work Education and the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Program. University of Michigan. June 2-4, 2010. Conference: Transformative Dialogue in Social Change: A Social Constructionist Approach to Crisis. By Kenneth Gergen. Social Sciences Department, University of Puerto Rico. November 18, 2009.

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Change Agent. San Antonio, Texas. November 5 to November 9, 2009.

Conference: First Conference on Research and Community work. University of Puerto Rico. Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle and The Social Policy Institute. September 18, 2009.

Conference: President’s Obama Health Care Reform. School of Medicine. University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. Denis Rivera, Chairman, SEIU Health Care. August 26, 2009.

Workshop: Obtaining and retaining the 501c3. Metropolitan University. Mrs. Carmen Mendez (Speaker from the Internal Revenue Services). August 18, 2009.

Conference: Utilization of ethnography maps in the qualitative research. Social Research Center. University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Mark Padilla (Guest Speaker- University of Michigan). May 11, 2009.

Institute: Cultural Competence Spring Institute. Minority Fellowship Program. Council on Social Work Education. Miami, Fl. April 16 to 19, 2009.

Workshop: Child Welfare Policies, practices, and programs in light of the New family connections Law of 2008. Graduate School of Social Work. University of Puerto Rico. Gerald Mallon, DSW (Guest Speaker-Hunter College School of Social Work, New York). April, 2009.

Conference: The Impact of Social Differences in health and its potential role for social research. Dr. Mark Padilla (Guest Speaker- University of Michigan). Graduate School of Social Work. University of Puerto Rico. February 18, 2009.

Conference: 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Research that Promotes Sustainability and (Re) builds Strengths. New Orleans, Louisiana. January 15 to 18, 2009. Puerto Rico Winter Institute. Organizations Development and Economy. A collaboration between Harvard University and University of Puerto Rico. Visual Arts School of San Juan, San Juan, PR. January 8-21, 2009

Conference: 54th Annual Program Meeting (CSWE). Social Work Policy and Practice: Linking Theory, Methods and Skills. Philadelphia. October 30 to November 2, 2008.

Workshop: Developing Focus Group. Center for Academic Excellence. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. September 19, 2008.

Conference: 19th Annual Research Conference: A system of care for children mental health: Expanding the research base. Hosted by University of South Florida at Tampa, Fl. February 22-24, 2006.

Training: System of Care Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinators Meeting. Provided by: The National Center for Cultural Competence. University of Georgetown, Washington, DC. August 15-18, 2004. Congress: National Congress of Public Policy. Columbia College. Provided by CAPEDCOM. Caguas, PR. April 29, 2004.

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Oregon. Center for School Mental Health Assistance. October 23-25, 2003.

Training: Legal aspects around record management & HIPAA Law. MHAASA, Hato Rey, PR. Provided by: Dr. Irma Jessica. August 26, 2003.

Training: Working with communities around a system of care. MHAASA, Hato Rey, PR. Provided by Rosa Figueroa & Orpha Figueroa. July 22, 2003.

Training: Family involvement in the system of care implementation. MHAASA, Hato Rey, PR. Provided by Vilma Ortíz, Ph.D. July 8, 2003.

Rivera-Díaz, Marinilda. Child Maltreatment in Puerto Rico: A Historic and clinical perspective. Nurse School, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. December 13, 2000.

Jusino, F. & Rivera Díaz, M. Child Sexual Abuse prevention. Luis Llorens Torres School, Santurce PR. October 20, 2000.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Member of the Academic Committee. Health Right & Social Policy: Challenges for Social Work Profession’s First International Congress. (December 2013- to present). Colegio de Profesionales del Trabajo Social de Puerto Rico.

Member of the Health Committee at the Institute of Social Policy, Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle, University of Puerto Rico. January 2013 to present.

Member of Amnistía Internacional, Puerto Rico Chapter. September 2012 to present.

University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus. Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity. Strengthening Interdisciplinary Research and Training at UPR Cayey. Volunteer Virtual Mentor. (August, 2011 to present). Active member of Alianza de Salud para el Pueblo. Multidisciplinary and multisectorial organization that promotes a Universal Health System for Puerto Rico. (June, 2011 to present).

Secretary of Board of Directors. Atrévete Inc. Residencial Luis Llorens Torres. (October, 2008 to 2012). Secretary of Board of Directors. A SU Salud Inc. Universal health system multidisciplinary planning group of Puerto Rico. (October 2007 to present).

Member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Department of Families. San Juan, PR. (October 2006 to 2008).

Member of the First Puerto Rican Fatherhood Congress Committee. Representing the University of the East. New York Foundling, Hato Rey, PR. (February 2003 to May 2004).

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care givers of the United Way Child Care Programs. Hato Rey, PR. (July 2003 to present).

May 2003. Workshops about Parenting & Child Maltreatment for parents & Head Start staff. Head Start Programs. Península de Cantera, Hato Rey. (May, 2003).

Volunteer Social Work Services for the GAR Housing Administration (Workshops, consultations, resident’s forums, women fairs & others). Nemesio Canales Housing Project, Hato Rey, PR. (March 2001 to May 2003).

Volunteer Mentor of ASPIRA Mentoring Program. Aspira, Inc. Chicago, Ill. (April 2000 to August 2000). Volunteer of El Centro por los Trabajadores and the Department of Children and Family Services (working with Mexican Immigrant Families) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. (January 1999 to January 2000).

RESEARCH GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS/PROPOSALS

Scholarship: Robert Wood Johnson New Connections Junior Investigator Research Program. Application

submitted. January, 2014. Not awarded.

Scholarship: University of Michigan/ Quantitative Research Method Summer Training. Application submitted, pending for review. January, 2014. (under review)

Scholarship: University of California at Los Angeles, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program. Awarded. September, 2013- 2015. $10,000 for proposal, computer and software, travel, lodgings and research institute expenses.

Scholarship: 2013 SAGE/CSWE Award. SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. Council on Social Work Education. August 9, 2013. Not awarded. Complimentary registration to APM and travel and lodging for up to $1,500, $500 worth of SAGE books or journals.

Scholarship: Academy Health/Aetna Minority Scholarship Program. Annual Research Meeting. Orlando, Fl. April, 2012. Awarded. Travel, conference and lodging expenses.

Fellowship: FRC-V Summer Registration Fellowship. Mental Health and Substance Use: Risks, Prevention, Treatment and Policies. Family Research Consortium/Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. San Juan, PR. July 2011. Awarded. Conference and lodging expenses

Scholarship: Robert Wood Johnson New Connections Junior Investigator Research Program. June 22 2011. Not Awarded. $100,000

NIMH Post Doctoral Award. Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research for 5R01MH080694-03. National Institute of Health. September 1, 2010 to August, 2012. Awarded. $166,876 Fellowship: Dissertation Fellowship. Graduate Studies and Research. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. August, 2009. Awarded. Monthly stipend and fee waiver

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Health and the Council on Social Work Education. September 2008 and September 2010. Awarded. Monthly stipend ($1,800/2yrs) and research/CSWE and SSWR membership and conferences (travel, lodging and conferences fee) expenses.

Fellowship: For Merit and Exceptional Performance. Graduate Studies and Research. University of Puerto Rico. Rio Piedras Campus. June, 2008. Awarded. Monthly stipend and fee waiver.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Poster presentation award. ¨Ellos de la calle, nosotras de la casa: Discurso patriarcal y VIH-SIDA en mujeres en Puerto Rico”. Annual Meeting of the Association of Puerto Rican Psychology. Ponce Hilton, PR Nov. 15-16, 2013. Presented by Doralis Coriano, psychology student mentored by Marinilda Rivera-Diaz.

Selected as an attendee at the New Connections Program's Sixth Annual Symposium. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Princeton University, New Jersey, June, 12-14, 2013.

Poster Presentation First Place Award. Behavioral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS Among Health Professionals. 32nd Annual Research and Education Forum. Social Determinants of Health: Everybody’s Challenge. Medical Sciences Campus at UPR, San Juan. April 20, 2012.

Acknowledgement for social research contributions and academic achievements. Center for the Study of Social Disparities and Health. Graduate School of Social Work, Beatriz Lasalle, University of Puerto Rico. July, 2011.

Golden Key Society Member. University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Chapter. August, 2010 to 2012. Recognition Award for dedication and compromise as a Social Work Internship Coordinator. University of East. Carolina, PR. April 26, 2004.

Recognition as Successful Woman and Volunteer. Woman’s Week Celebration. GAR Housing Administration. Nemesio R. Canales Housing Project. March, 2003.

Recognition Award for the development of APEX program in ASPIRA, Inc of Illinois. Chicago, Ill.

Participation Award for Research Presentation in the Marguerite Tieftenthal Social Work Symposium. University of Illinois. Oakbrook, IL. May 22, 1999.

Tutor of the Year Award. Office of Minority Affairs. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. April, 1999. Awards of Dedication for Academic Excellence. Program of Special Academic Services (PSAE). College of General Studies, University of Puerto Rico. November, 1995, April 1997, April 1998 and April 1999. SKILLS

Computer’s skills (word, excel, power point, publisher, internet, outlook, and others), bilingual (Spanish and English), communication and writing skills in both languages, case management, community work experience, research skills (qualitative and mix methods approaches), academic and teaching experience, administration experience, diverse knowledge in the HIV stigma, children and adolescent mental health,

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public policy and social welfare. REFERENCES

Norma Rodríguez, PhD. Doctoral Program Coordinator. University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Social Work. 787-764-0000 ext. 5841. Email: norma.rodriguez6@upr.edu

Robert Ortega, PhD. School of Social Work, University of Michigan. Phone: 734-763-6576. Email: rmortega@umich.edu

Mark Padilla, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Global and Cultural Studies, Florida International University. Phone: 917-628-4999. Email: marpadi@fiu.edu

Sara Huertas, MD. Goldman, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Phone: 787- 306-3075 Email: sarah.huertas@upr.edu

Nelson Varas, PhD. Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico, NIMH Researcher. Phone: 787-764-0000 ext. 87480. Email: nvaras@mac.com

Blanca Hernández de Sierra, PhD. Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lasalle. Phone: 787-764-0000, ext. 2218. Email: blanca.hernandez@upr.edu

Maria Josefa Canino, PhD. Emeritus Professor. Rutgers University. Phone: 787-529-1396. Email: mcanino@aol.com

Esterla Barreto, PhD. Associate Professor. University of Puerto Rico. Phone- 787-764-0000, ext. 2218. Email: barreto.esterla@gmail.com

Gay Wyatt, PhD. Professor. Department of Psychiatry and Bio Behavioral Sciences. University of California, Los Angeles. Phone: (310) 825-0193 Email: gwyatt@mednet.ucla.edu

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