NIH Grant Award (U54):

Brown Bag Lecture (10/25):
Sara M. St. George, PhD
Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Brown Bag Lecture (11/08):
Jose Felix Colon Burgos, MS DrPH
Investigador Evaluador de Sistemas de Salud, NIH Diversity Fellow, Proyecto Sindemias

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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Dillon, Frank R., PhD

PI, Recent Latina Immigrant Research Subproject
Co-I, Research Education and Training Core

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Dr. Frank Dillon received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. From 2002-2007, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In 2008, he joined CRUSADA as Visiting Assistant Professor and Scientific Director. In 2009, he joined the FIU School of Social Work faculty as an Assistant Professor while continuing his collaboration with CRUSADA.

In 2010, Dr. Dillon was awarded a two-year NIH Loan Repayment Award to conduct HIV/AIDS and drug abuse health disparities research concerning Latinos at CRUSADA. This award was renewed in 2012 in support of his continued collaboration with CRUSADA on an R01 grant, titled A Longitudinal Study of Substance Abuse and HIV Risk among Latina Mother-Daughter Dyads (R01NR012150; Dr. De La Rosa, Principal Investigator). Dr. Dillon is a co-investigator of this study. Also in 2010, he was recognized in a review of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) research in counseling psychology (Smith, 2010) as a leader in LGBT research for his dissertation and early career research. In July 2012, he became Principal Investigator of a longitudinal, community-based participatory research sub-project within CRUSADA's NIMHD P20 Center of Excellence (2P20MD002288-06, Sub-Project ID: 6064). It is a 5-year study titled Social Determinants Predicting Trajectories of HIV with Recent Latina Women Immigrants. In July 2012, he also began serving as a co-investigator of C-SALUD's Research/Education Training Core.

Dr. Dillon's program of research addresses health disparities and mental health issues affecting racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups in the United States. He aims to promote culturally informed psychosocial interventions. His principal research themes are (a) elucidating cultural and social determinants of substance use disorders and HIV risk behaviors, (b) developing culturally relevant and valid psychosocial measures, and (c) promoting multicultural competent counseling practice. Dr. Dillon has co-authored over 40 journal articles/book chapters concerning these themes. Dr. Dillon also has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Diversity of Higher Education.