Brown Bag Lecture:
Effects of lead exposure on blood pressure
Monica Bastos Paoliello, PhD
State University of Londrina
Parana, Brazilo

Brown Bag Lecture:
Inequalities in Health Service Use among Former Inmates: Implications for Race/ Ethnic Health Disparities
Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD
University of Miami

NIMHD Awards Endowment to FIU (PIs: Gil, De La Rosa)
Endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes

NIAAA Awards R01 Grant to Dr. De La Rosa
Study will Examine Alcohol Use among Recent Latino Immigrants

Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Awarded NIH K99/R00 Grant
First investigator from College of Public Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award

CRUSADA/C-SALUD PhD Fellow wins at 2016 Florida Research Symposium
Stephanie Diez won 1st Place in Social Sciences Category for presentation on problem videogame play in children & youth

NIH Awards $12.7 Million to FIU
Three CRUSADA Researchers are Members of Interdisciplinary Team

Frank Dillon Awarded R15 grant from NIMHD
Affiliated faculty member Frank Dillion was awarded a R15 to conduct a study of HIV testing among at risk Latino men

USAID Report
C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar authors report titled "Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa"

CRUSADA Faculty Featured on NIH Website
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Recent Latino Immigrants


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Diez, Stephanie L.

Office: AHC5 431C
Tel: (305) 348-7353
Fax: (305) 348-7405

Research Interests: Health disparities among Latinos; Substance use/abuse and behavioral addictions; Online gaming disorders; Problematic internet use; Technology addiction; Co-Occurring Disorders/ Co-morbidities; Trauma Informed Care; HIV/AIDs Disease control and prevention

Stephanie L. Diez is a PhD student at Florida International University’s program in social welfare. She is currently a C-SALUD Student Scholars in Health Disparities Research (SSDHR) Fellow at the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA). Prior to joining CRUSADA Stephanie had worked in the addictions field for several years and is a Florida State Certified Addiction Professional and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC). Stephanie earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Florida International University while continuing her multifaceted community work and research in the addictions field. Over the past decade, Stephanie has avidly researched behavioral addictions, problematic internet use, and online gaming addiction and feels a calling to intervene in the physical, social, emotional and psychological damages these addictions are causing to individuals, families, and society. In response to that calling she founded Reboot & Recover, the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, prevention, treatment, and research on technology addictions to reduce the negative impacts caused by technology overuse to help individuals, children, families and society achieve a healthy, happy, balanced life. Her dissertation work will focus on health disparities between Latino and Non-Latino youth and adolescents with online gaming disorder or problematic internet use and investigating culturally relevant social determinants for these addictions among Latinos.