Faculty Advisory Committee
Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Ph.D.
Former Director of Determinants and Challenges of the Health System at the Mexican Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, professor and researcher at the INSP where she leads the research line "Health and Vulnerable Groups”, and serves as the Global Health program coordinator. From 1990 to 2000, Dr. Salgado de Snyder was Senior Researcher at the Mexican National Institute of Psychiatry where she was co-Director of the NIH-Fogarty funded training program. Prior to that, she served as Associate Director of the NIMH funded Spanish-Speaking Mental Health Research Center, which was based at UCLA’s Psychology Department. She has published over 100 journal articles, books and book chapters about social vulnerability and health, and has conducted research with groups such as undocumented immigrants, elderly people, and those living in poverty (e.g., Salgado de Snyder et al., 1998). She has mentored many young scholars on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The success of our past MIRT program (1995-1999) was largely due to Dr. Salgado de Snyder’s strong organizational skills and mentoring relationships.
Hector Myers, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at UCLA, Professor of Psychiatry at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Director of UCLA’s Clinical Psychology Program, is a leader in the study of health disparities among African Americans and other ethnic populations, particularly in the general area of psychosocial stress and how it relates to physical health and emotional well-being. His earlier research focused primarily on ethnic differences in the role psychosocial factors play in disease, and in recent years, his work has included developing and testing behavioral interventions with high risk or impacted minority populations and investigating how these psychosocial factors moderate or mediate differences in response to these interventions. Dr. Myers has also been a champion of training minority researchers. For the last ten years, he has directed a UCLA undergraduate training program in psychology to support research training of undergraduates from underrepresented groups with support of the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) and the APA, and has headed several other training programs. Recognized multiple times for his contributions, Dr. Myers was the recipient of the APA’s Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Contributions to the Advancement of the Professional Careers of Minority Students in Psychology (1995).
- Dr. Steven R. Lopez, Ph.D.
- University of Southern California
- Dornsife College, Psychology Department
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- Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
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