Hortensia Amaro, PhD
Dr. Amaro's distinguished research career is centered on the connection between research and practice in public health. As PI on a multitude of projects, she has studied family-focused substance abuse treatments, HIV health promotion, residential treatment models, and drug screening and intervention for college students. She is the Principal Research Scientist for Project LAUNCH, a systems approach to health services for children.
- 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, 1982, University of California, Los Angeles
- MA, 1977, University of California, Los Angeles
- BA, 1975 University of California, Los Angeles
- Reed, E., Amaro, H., Matsumoto, A., & Kaysen, D. (2009). The relation between interpersonal violence and substance use among a sample of university students: Examination of the role of victim and perpetrator substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 34(3), 316-318.
- Christensen, M., Amaro, H,., Glovsky, E., Nieves, R. (2009). Unhealthy weight gain during treatment for alcohol and drug use in four residential programs for Latina and African American women. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 1553-1565.
- Amaro,H., Ahl, M., Matsumoto, A., Prado, G., et al. (2009). Trial of the university assistance program for alcohol use among mandated students, J Stud Alcohol Drugs Suppl. no. 16, 45—56.
- Love, sex, and power: Considering women's realities in HIV prevention. American Psychologist, 50, Jun 1995, 437-447.
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