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Peter Guarnaccia

Peter Guarnaccia, PhD

Dr. Guarnaccia's research interests include cross-cultural patterns of psychiatric disorders, cultural competence in mental health organizations, and processes of cultural and health change among Latino immigrants. He was a member of the NIMH Task Force on Culture and Diagnosis which contributed cultural material and guidelines to DSM-IV and a member of the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council's Behavioral Science Workgroup recommending future directions for translating behavioral sciences research into public mental health outcomes. His current research examines mental health among Latino individuals in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. He is working on the National Latino and Asian American Study funded by NIMH and based at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He has also collaborated on several projects at the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.





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