Speaker Introduction: Dr. Flavio Marsiglia

FmarsigliaDr. Flavio Marsiglia, PhD, is a Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health at the School of Social Work, College of Public Service and Community Solutions, at Arizona State University. He is the director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His research focuses on health disparities with an emphasis on Latino cultures and global health.

Dr. Marsiglia will be presenting in the 8th Annual InWomen’s Conference on Friday June 12,2015 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The title of his talk is: Adolescent Women’s Equalizing Use Rates of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Mexico: Exploring the Gender Paradox.

Listed below are key readings that are recommended as background reading in preparation for hearing this talk.

  • Marsiglia, F. F., Ayers, S., Hoffman, S., & Urbaeva, Z. (2012). Understanding the gender patterns of substance use initiation among adolescents living in Mexico. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23, 251-254.
  • Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F. & Nagoshi (2012). Gender roles and substance use among Mexican American adolescents: A relationship moderated by acculturation? Substance Use & Misuse, 47, 214-229.
  • Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Ayers, S., Booth, J., & Nuño-Gutiérrez, B. (2012).  Drug resistance and substance use among male and female adolescents in alternative secondary schools in Guanajuato, Mexico. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 111-119.
  • Booth, J., Marsiglia, F. F., Nuño-Gutiérrez, B., García-Pérez, H. (2014). The association between engaging in romantic relationships and Mexican adolescent substance use offers: Exploring gender differences. Substance Use & Misuse, 49, 1480-1490.

You can see the entire conference agenda here.


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