School Associate Director
Phone: (619) 594-3555
Office: HH 119C
PhD, Social Work, USC, Los Angeles, USA, 2014
MSW, Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA, 2002
MPH, Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA, 2002
BS, Neuroscience, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, 1999
Health and mental health services, partnerships and community engagement, access to care, aging, cross cultural, diversity
Dr. Dahlia Fuentes earned her doctorate from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and worked as a Research Fellow at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging where she focused her research on the experience of Latino older adults in depression treatment. Her research interests center on health and mental health services as these relate to the experience of accessing care, service utilization, and outcomes among Latinos and older adults. She has also published on inter-organizational partnerships and collaborations, and collaborates on several research projects at the UCSD Division of Geriatric Psychiatry focused on research literacy and participation among Latinos with severe and persistent mental illness. At the SDSU School of Social Work, she teaches graduate and undergraduate macro-level courses.
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