Mario De La Rosa
Mario De La Rosa serves as Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Substance Use and AIDS Research on Latinos in the United States (P20MD002288), an NIMHD-funded P-20 Center of Excellence. The primary aim of this center is to contribute to the reduction, prevention, and eventual elimination of HIV and substance abuse health disparities affecting Latino minorities in the US, and in particular among Latinos residing in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, Professor De La Rosa is a Professor of social work at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University (FIU). Professor De La Rosa’s program of research focuses on Latino substance abuse, substance use as a risk factor for HIV/AIDS, violence, delinquency, and cross-cultural issues. In addition to his duties as C-SALUD Director and PI, Professor De La Rosa is PI of: (1) an R01 titled "A longitudinal study of substance abuse and HIV risk among latina mother-daughters" (R01NR012150-01), (2) an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Administrative Supplement (P20MD002288-03S1) involving Migrant Worker populations, and (3) a supplemental grant addressing the Haitian community post-earthquake (P20MD002288-04S1). Prior to joining FIU, Professor De La Rosa served as Visiting Research Associate Professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work, Health Science Administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin America Studies. He holds a doctorate degree in social work from Ohio State University.
Biography Updated on 9 April 2012