William A. Vega, PhD
Dr. Vega is a prominent scientist in the field of substance abuse, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on health services utilization, Latino adolescent drug use, dual diagnoses, and early intervention and treatment. He has worked on a NIDA-funded investigation of diagnostic assessment in mentally ill Latinos, African Americans, and non-Latino whites. His research center at UCLA focuses on quality of care for underserved populations.
- Professor, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
- PhD, 1971, University of California, Berkeley, Criminology
- MA, 1968, University of California, Berkeley, Criminology
- BA, 1967, University of California, Berkeley, Sociology
- Diaz, E., Miskemen, T., Vega, W. et al. (2009). Inconsistencies in diagnosis and symptoms among bilingual and English-speaking Latinos and Euro-Americans. Psychiatric Services, 60, 1379-1382.
- Gonzalez, H., Ceballos, M., Tarraf, W., West, B., Bowen, M., & Vega, W. (2009). The health of older Mexican Americans in the long run. American Journal of Public Health, 99(10), 1879-1885.
- Vega, W., Rodriguez, M., & Gruskin, E. (2009). Health disparities in the Latino population. Epidemiologic Reviews, 31, 99-112.
- Vega, W., Canino, M., Cao, Z., & Alegria, M. (2009). Prevalence and correlates of dual diagnoses in U.S. Latinos. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 100, 32-38.
- Canino, G., Vega, W., Sribney, W. M. et al. (2008). Social relationships, social assimilation, and substance use disorders among adult Latinos in the U.S. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 69-101.
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