Hortensia Amaro, PhD
Dr. Amaro has authored more than 130 scholarly publications, many of them widely cited, and she has made landmark contributions to improving behavioral healthcare in community-based organizations by launching addiction treatment programs that have helped thousands of families and by informing practice in agencies around the world. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Amaro has forged vital connections between public health research and practice. Her studies have focused on alcohol and drug use and addiction among adolescents and adults; the development and testing of behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention, including innovative HIV prevention models targeted to Latina and African American women; substance abuse and mental health treatment for Latina and African American women and incarcerated men; alcohol and drug use among college populations; and behavioral interventions for HIV medications adherence.
- Distinguished Professor, Health Sciences and Counseling Psychology, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- PhD, University of California, Psychology
- Zhivan, N. A., Ang, A., Amaro, H., Vega, W. A., & Markides, K. S. (2012). Ethnic/race differences in the attrition of older American survey respondents: Implications for health-related research. Health Services Research, 47(1), 241-254.
- Amaro, H., Raj, A., Reed, E., & Ulibarri, M. (2011). Getting personal: Progress and pitfalls in HIV prevention among Latinas. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35(4), 655-670.
- Amaro, H., Magno-Gatmaytan, C., Melendez, M., Cortes, D. E., Arevalo, S., & Margolin, A. (2010). Addiction treatment intervention: An uncontrolled prospective pilot study of spiritual self-schema therapy with Latina women. Substance Abuse, 31(2), 117-125.
- Amaro, H., Reed, E., Rowe, E., Picci, J., Mantella, P., & Prado, G. (2010). Brief screening and intervention for alcohol and drug use in a college student health clinic: Feasibility, implementation, and outcomes. Journal of American College Health, 58(4), 357-364.
- Loza, O., Strathdee, S. A., Lozada, R., Staines, H., Ojeda, V. D., Martinez, G. A., Amaro, H., Patterson, T. L., & Segura, P. M. (2010). Correlates of early versus later initiation into sex work in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(1), 37-44.
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